“Margaret Thatcher is one of the most significant political figures of the twentieth century―a Prime Minister whose impact on modern English history is comparable only to Winston Churchill’s. Like them or not, her radical policies made Britain the country it is today. And like her or not, Margaret Thatcher’s legacy remains a massive political force, responsible for laying the groundwork for New Labour, Tony Blair, and David Cameron, and for England’s strong political allegiance to the United States throughout the Cold War.
You’ve heard her name. You might even have seen a film about her. But do you know the whole story of Margaret Thatcher – where she came from, what she stood for, and the impact she had on Great Britain and the world? Renowned historian Niall Ferguson explains how the Iron Lady earned her status as one of the most important and influential women of the 20th century.
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“Sir Roger Scruton, a formally trained political philosopher, talks about his life and the events he’s witnessed that led him to conservatism. He first embraced conservatism after witnessing the leftist student protests in France in May 1968. During the ensuing riots in Paris, more than three hundred people were injured. Scruton walked away from this event with a change in worldview and a strong leaning toward conservatism. Visits to communist- controlled Poland and Czechoslovakia in 1979 cemented his preference for conservatism and his distaste for the fraud of communism and socialism, initiating a desire to do something about it. From thereon he dedicated himself to helping organize underground seminars for the young people oppressed behind the iron curtain.
A few years ago I was talking with a Hollywood friend about guns. She was unhappy that I’m a gun owner.
Honest—unlike most lefties—my friend told me that the Second Amendment was “out of date and should no longer be valid.”
She wanted guns to be confiscated.
“Do you think the gangs in LA or NY or Chicago are going to give up their guns to the authorities?”
She shrugged and told me that gun confiscation “was the right thing to do regardless of how gangs react.”
I pondered the phrase “the right thing to do.” I hear it all the time from my Hollywood friends when they are discussing politics. Though never when discussing the movies they produce.
Those five words, within the context of our conversation, seemed positively suicidal.