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Lady T

April 8th, 2013 - 3:22 pm

Unlike the Germans, who wanted the euro because they despaired of their own future, fearing it would too much resemble their past, Lady T gloried in her country’s history and traditions, and did not want to see them dissolve in a federal Europe that would use the euro to impose its failed vision on the member states.  Over and over again, she warned that the euro would mark the beginning of the end of national sovereignty for the members, including Britain.  She was right.

Whatever slim hope still exists for British leadership is due to her battle to retain the pound sterling and to assert her political and moral vision.  Very slim indeed.  But then, before she took over, it looked hopeless.  You never know.

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As someone whose grandparents were imprisoned in Stalinist Siberia for 5 years and whose parents were born in Soviet dominated countries, I'm very grateful for her role in helping ending those despicable, vile regimes. RIP.
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In retrospect, we can glean from Margaret Thatcher's leadership, as well as Ronald Reagan's leadership that they were the right people, at the right time, with "the right stuff" to shift the trajectory of human history. Where would we be now if we didn't have indomitable leaders positioned at the right time, e.g. Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, etc. Isn't it revealing that when these leaders commence to bring their leadership to the helm, thousands if not millions are also liberated from oppression? I know that England is divided on Margaret Thatcher's legacy -- remember they wanted Churchill out too -- perhaps, not enough space in time has passed to honor her as she deserves. Margaret Thatcher paid tribute to her husband, Sir Denis Thatcher, in The Downing Street Years, writing "Being Prime Minister is a lonely job. In a sense, it ought to be: you cannot lead from the crowd. But with Denis there I was never alone. What a man. What a husband. What a friend." I say, What a woman. What a leader. What a warrior. Rest in peace, dear lady of strength.
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Thank you, Michael, for this article. I especially enjoyed the clip of her in Parliament. She really was MAGNIFICENT! As sharp as a new razor blade and as perceptive as anyone could be....

I hope we see someone like her again soon, preferably leading the United States of America.
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She was truly an original &I doubt we'll have anyone like Thatcher again.LIz
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Great list (Teng, really?) but you left out Begin.

We will never see their like.

Side note: The (mostly ceremionial) President of Israel was Chaim Herzog, son of the first Chief Rabbi. So the Presidents of both the US and Israel were Irishmen, yet neither was Catholic nor Anglican.
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The last great leader of the West. She truly stood for Liberty and always remembered us, those held captive behind The Curtain. May God rest her soul.
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It's interesting how one often recognizes true greatness only with the perspective of time. The partnership of Reagan and Thatcher for winning the Cold War as the partnership of FDR and Churchill was for winning WWII. Each can be credited with saving the world. R.I.P., Lady Thatcher.
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Some of us knew it then. Or at elast as soon as the vaccum was apparent.
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As someone whose grandparents were imprisoned in Stalinist Siberia for 5 years and whose parents were born in Soviet dominated countries, I'm very grateful for her role in helping ending those despicable, vile regimes. RIP.
1 year ago
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In retrospect, we can glean from Margaret Thatcher's leadership, as well as Ronald Reagan's leadership that they were the right people, at the right time, with "the right stuff" to shift the trajectory of human history. Where would we be now if we didn't have indomitable leaders positioned at the right time, e.g. Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, etc. Isn't it revealing that when these leaders commence to bring their leadership to the helm, thousands if not millions are also liberated from oppression? I know that England is divided on Margaret Thatcher's legacy -- remember they wanted Churchill out too -- perhaps, not enough space in time has passed to honor her as she deserves. Margaret Thatcher paid tribute to her husband, Sir Denis Thatcher, in The Downing Street Years, writing "Being Prime Minister is a lonely job. In a sense, it ought to be: you cannot lead from the crowd. But with Denis there I was never alone. What a man. What a husband. What a friend." I say, What a woman. What a leader. What a warrior. Rest in peace, dear lady of strength.
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What we have lost in Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher is the notion that the price of freedom, is the willingness to fight for it.

We have stood on their shoulders so long, we have gone weak in the knees and can no longer stand for ourselves. We shame them, with our cowardice.
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I know this is quibbling, but I have to add to the rolls Vaclav Havel. This was a generation that stood against a tide like the gates of Vienna and saved the heritage of Westerndom. She is missed. RIP
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Thank you, Michael, for this article. I especially enjoyed the clip of her in Parliament. She really was MAGNIFICENT! As sharp as a new razor blade and as perceptive as anyone could be....

I hope we see someone like her again soon, preferably leading the United States of America.
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“I hope we see someone like her again soon, preferably leading the United States of America.”
Your point is well taken!

“Precisely at the time where one king arises to pillage our possessions and destroy us, another shall arise to protect and save us…This is an important lesson for future generations.” Nachmanides

We must keep faith, as in, “Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the result of this faith is to see what we believe.” St. Augustine

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