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R.I.P., Margaret Thatcher: We all owe 'The Iron Lady'
Thatcher worked harder, planned better and argued more persuasively than anyone on either side. She was every bit "The Iron Lady," a nickname given her by the Soviet army newspaper "Red Star" in 1976. Thatcher led the party of Winston Churchill back to power by showing Britain a way out of the financial and cultural pit into which socialism had thrown it. She did not offer the British people socialism with a smiley face. She pledged to overthrow it entirely and give them something better in its place: freedom and prosperity.
That she did. Thatcher saw with uncommon clarity the threat collectivism posed to the West. She pointed out in the 1970s that the further Britain moved away from what she called a "free society," the weaker and less wealthy it became. By the late 1970s, a majority saw that she was right, and the freedoms she succeeded in restoring in the 1980s made Britain once again a strong and prosperous nation.
She fought collectivism bravely, both at home and abroad, and she wounded it gravely. Because of her, millions are freer and wealthier than they otherwise would be, and the apostles of forced collectivization have been on a three-decade retreat. We all owe her a tremendous debt. May she rest in peace.
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