Thatcher and Reagan Legacies
Posted by Peter W. Schramm
This is a lengthy piece from the London Economist comparing the Thatcher and Reagan legacies and trying to answer why one didnt last, and the other became "the citadel of modern conservatism." The piece is far from perfect, but it asks the right questions. It looks good for us, but the Brits are going to continue to suffer.
2:23 PM / December 24, 2002
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I think the "Economist" has it upside down. The problem for the British Tories is that the Left have taken over their causes. A British Labour party leader recently said: "We are all Thatcherites now". Can you imagine Ted Kennedy saying "We are all Reaganites now"?
Mrs Thatcher changed the whole agenda in Britain -- more than Reagan did in the USA.