Political Legacy of Margaret Thatcher: Rebirth of Freedom?

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The political legacy of the Thatcher government endures today. Many contend that New Labour would not exist had it not been for Margaret Thatcher. This book gives an insight into the style of the Thatcher administration and draws fascinating conclusions.
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The political legacy of the Thatcher government endures today. Many contend that New Labour would not exist had it not been for Margaret Thatcher. This book gives an insight into the style of the Thatcher administration and draws fascinating conclusions.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781842750254
  • Publisher: Politico's Publishing Limited
  • Publication date: 12/31/2003
  • Pages: 304

Meet the Author

Stanislao Pugliese is Associate Professor of European History at Hofstra University
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Reflections on Liberty 1
Margaret Thatcher: The Lady Who Made the Weather 9
Pt. I The Intellectual and Historical Roots of Thatcherism
The Ablation of a Mother: Phoebe, Beatrice and Margaret 21
Mrs. Thatcher's Liberties 29
Two Nations: From Disraeli to Thatcher and Beyond 41
Mrs. Thatcher and Mr. Gladstone 45
Thatcher and Reagan: Soul Mates for Liberty 58
Pt. II Thatcher and Domestic Policy
Margaret Thatcher's Taming of the Trade Unions 71
March 1987: The Foreshadowing of a General Election 86
Thatcher's Half-Revolution: Economics Was Not Enough 102
Reprivatising Britain: Thatcherism and Its Results 123
Pt. III Thatcher and Foreign Policy
Bush and Thatcher: Managing the End of the Cold War 141
Margaret Thatcher: Personality and Foreign Policy 157
Thatcher, Bush, and Hussein: Developing a New Paradigm for Western Intervention in the Post-Cold War World 161
The Special Relationship and the Falklands War 170
Mrs. Thatcher's War: The Rise and Fall of an Ideologue 189
Pt. IV Thatcher and British Culture
Virgin Queen, Iron Lady, Queen of Hearts: The Embodiment of Feminine Power in a Male Social Imaginary 199
British Film in the Thatcher Era 214
Ken Loach and the Cinema of Social Conscience 226
The Thatcher Government and the Politics of the Family 238
More Estonians than Etonians: Mrs. Thatcher and the Jews 252
Pt. V Leadership and the Monarchy
From Thatcher to Blair: Different Conceptions of Political Leadership 267
Margaret Thatcher: A Test Case of Political Leadership 280
Margaret Thatcher and Innovative Leadership 291
Two Queens: Thatcherism and the Monarchy 312
Thatcher and the Monarchy 323
Margaret Thatcher: A Study in Strong Leadership 328
Pt. VI The Thatcher Legacy
The Thatcher Years: Repudiating the Conventional Wisdom 337
Myth and Reality: The Impact and Legacy of Margaret Thatcher 346
New Labour as a Thatcher Legacy 355
How Mrs. Thatcher Saved the Labour Party (and Destroyed the Conservative Party) 363
Margaret Thatcher: Revised, Revisited, Re-examined, and Reappraised 368
Contributors 394
Index 404
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