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The renaissance of Thatcherism

Interest in Thatcher's life and ideas is greater than ever

By Andrew Roberts  

The death of Margaret Thatcher has prompted the wholly expected battle over her legacy, evident from the way the newspapers of the right and left have chosen to memorialise her. The obituaries concentrate, entirely reasonably, on the past struggles that she fought, and her rightful place in history. The greatest woman in British history since Queen Elizabeth I, or the destroyer of “close-knit mining communities”? (Of course it’s perfectly possible to be both.) Yet whatever the verdict…

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