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Historian: Lady Thatcher Was the Most Influential Ruler Since Catherine the Great of Russia

magst Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 12:04 PM
Southerner, We are proud that Maggie had such effect in the rest of the world and she definitely caused debate.She gave RR eulogy so it right that Americans should reflect on this relationship.
Uber Dave Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 12:37 PM
She helped bring down the Flagship of Soviet Socialism and the proglodytes have been seething ever since...

There’s been a great deal written about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher since her death at age 87 earlier this week (Guy and Carol offered their thoughts, respectively, here and here), but I wanted to direct your attention to a rather lengthy piece written by historian Paul Johnson that was published in the Wall Street Journal a few days ago.

The first paragraph alone, I think, captures the extraordinary life of an extraordinary leader in a way that really drives home her legacy:

Margaret Thatcher had more impact on the world than any woman ruler...