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Thatcher's Death Marks the End of an Era

Well if you did then even someone as blinkered as you can read the economic facts about what she inherited in 1978 (a bankrupt nation, strikes every five minutes). Now read up what the late 1980s were like, a top 5 economy. Facts you see make a fool of you.

When Margaret Thatcher was elected England's first female prime minister of England in the spring of 1979, I was 12 years old and my father had been a congressman for less than four months. To me, it seemed as if it would be only a short while until my own country followed suit and elected a woman to serve as president.

Of course, in my mind, it would be a conservative woman, strong willed, committed, determined and articulate. Like Thatcher.

Thatcher served as prime minster for more than 11 years, stepping down only after a power struggle within her own Conservative...