Lady Margaret Thatcher is my favorite public figure of all time, ahead of Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan. Her motto was that “I am not a politician of consensus, I am one of conviction”, and it is this moral clarity which most appealed to me and that distinguished her from the garden variety politician of which we have become much too accustomed. Clearly, with determined political will and courage, she saved her country, and there is no doubt that she significantly bolstered the efforts of Reagan and John Paul II in finally disposing of the Soviet Union and winning the Cold War. In my estimation, she was at least the greatest peacetime British Prime Minister of the 20th century and possibly in history . While reading the many tributes to her and the recounting of her accomplishments over the week following her death, I often wondered: where is the Margaret Thatcher that we so desperately need today? RIP.
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