Obituary of the week: Margaret Thatcher

With the passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the world has lost one of the great champions of freedom and liberty, and America has lost a true friend. As a grocer’s daughter who rose to become Britain’s first female prime minister, she stands as an example to our daughters that there is no glass ceiling that can’t be shattered.” — U.S. President Barack Obama, “Statement from the President on the Passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher“, The White House, 08.04.2013.

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  1. We are all Thatcher’s children now, in Britain and in Europe, where the austerity policies she road-tested in the eighties are being applied as if there were no alternative and no tomorrow; Germany’s Angela Merkel is the lady not for turning now. In the week of Thatcher’s death, Britain has seen deep welfare cuts—deeper than hers—with tax cuts for top earners. — Maria Margaronis, “We Are All Thatcherites Now“, The Nation, 08.04.2013.

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