Legacy of Margaret Thatcher

As part of C-SPAN’s spotlight on magazines series, Amanda Foreman talked about her cover story for Newsweek on Margaret… read more

As part of C-SPAN’s spotlight on magazines series, Amanda Foreman talked about her cover story for Newsweek on Margaret Thatcher. She wrote that “decades ago Margaret Thatcher warred with her European counterparts just as David Cameron did this month in refusing to yield control of national budgets to Brussels. The difference is that the Iron Lady did not speak softly when she wielded a big stick. She lambasted ambitious bureaucrats; the artificial Utopian megastate you want to build, she told them, will be a ‘tower of Babel’ dominated by Germany and riven by economic crisis. Though she was ousted in 1990 over her refusal to join the monetary union, her skepticism seems to be vindicated with every euro crisis.” close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Legacy of Margaret Thatcher

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303410-5
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Call-In
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 28, 2011
Last Aired:
Jan 6, 2012

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  • Dec 28, 2011 | 9:19am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 28, 2011 | 3:25pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 06, 2012 | 3:35pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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