Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady

Thursday, February 16, 2012

John Campbell discusses his biography of Margaret Thatcher and examines her impact on the 20th century. From her humble, small-town upbringing to her rise to power as the United Kingdom's first female prime minister, to her dramatic fall from grace after more than three decades of service. The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer’s Daughter to Prime Minister delves into Thatcher’s life and legacy.


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Comments [11]


this author must go to sleep every night with his maggie pom-poms.

Feb. 16 2012 10:49 PM

... a RABID Friedmanite.


Feb. 16 2012 12:34 PM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

As much as I despised the woman in my youth, especially her stance, or lack thereof against apartheid. There is no doubt that she is a woman of strong convictions. She did a lot of the necessary "dirty work" reforming a bloated State that was simply choking on its own economic fat, which Tony Blair and "New Labour" benefited from, by not having to make those tough decisions themselves.

Feb. 16 2012 12:31 PM

Streep was INCREDIBLE!!!

She's phenomenal!

Feb. 16 2012 12:30 PM
kevin from upper LS

the poblem, with a woman working in a demented patriarchal system,is that it draws in these uber-bitches from hell,that feel a compulsion,to show they've got more "cojones" than the boys. that's why women judges and DA's, can be more draconian than the men. it's really sad.

Feb. 16 2012 12:29 PM

I found her tenacity as a women in that time and place, to be quite interesting.

A testimony to her irrepressible hubris, I suppose...

Feb. 16 2012 12:26 PM

"strife" not "stiff".

Sorry for the typo.

Feb. 16 2012 12:22 PM
kevin from upper LS

austerity for all,except for her. not a fan,never have been,never will be.

Feb. 16 2012 12:20 PM

Wayne Johnson Ph.D> from Bk-

...beg to differ. The film contained quite a bit of violent imagery illustrating the stiff of the time and there was a very vivid scene of her ordering the sinking of the "Belgrano" as it was motoring away.

I thought is was balanced despite the fact that I believe her to be a monster.

Feb. 16 2012 12:20 PM
Wayne Johnson Ph.D> from Bk

The film is a shameful whitewash of her life. Virtually ignoring the union breaking, war mongering (Falklands) leader. It sounds like Mr. Campbell paid attention to the mass suffering this woman caused.

Feb. 16 2012 12:13 PM

An great biography and incredible film of a truly loathsome figure.

Feb. 16 2012 12:12 PM

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