Thatcher’s legacy. It begins: Margaret Thatcher, the friend of Chile’s fascist dictator General Augusto Pinochet and supporter of the apartheid system of racial discrimination in South Africa, has died of a stroke at the age of 87.
Then a few paragraphs later, it adds: Margaret Hilda Roberts embodied everything that is narrow-minded and philistine in the English middle class. She was preoccupied solely with self-advancement and enrichment, owing much of her success to having secured a rich husband. Her political talents, such as they were, consisted of the nasty cunning and ruthlessness of the social climber.
And now her waltz with Reagan makes perfect sense--they really were the perfect partners. I wish I believed in hell, because eternity is forever.
Thanks to JDM for the link.