Margaret Thatcher (1925 – 2013), one of Britain’s most consequential Prime Ministers, passed away yesterday. She took a bankrupt country, a country in the death grip of socialist policies, and restored the basics of free market capitalism, while bravely defying thuggish unions that had turned the streets of Great Britain into garbage dumps.
When looking back at the genius of Margaret Thatcher, Seraphic Secret is struck by her ability to articulate coherent Conservative ideas in a way that anyone can understand.
More than anything, we, American Conservatives, need such articulate political figures.
Take a look at Thatcher eviscerating the socialist opposition in Parliament.
She’s having a grand time.
Margaret Thatcher was also a great supporter of Israel. And she despised the casual Jew-hatred that is rife in polite and not-so-polite English society.
As Andrew Roberts reports in his eloquent memorial in the WSJ:
Similarly, her support for Israel was lifelong and unwavering. When asked about anti-Semitism she said: “I simply did not understand it,” and she denounced members of her own constituency association who excluded Jews from the local golf club. When asked in later life what her greatest single achievement was, she replied that it had come in the late 1930s, when she was 12 and raised money to help save a 17-year-old Austrian Jewish girl from the Nazis by bringing her to Britain.