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    Heritage Scholar Authors New Book on Margaret Thatcher's Leadership

    Inspired by Winston Churchill and unwavering in conviction, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher saved the “sick man of Europe.” In 1979, Thatcher began her mission to save Britain from socialism, to save the world from communism, and to spread freedom the world over. Nile Gardiner, director of Heritage’s Margaret Thatcher … More

    Heritage Remembers Margaret Thatcher (VIDEO)

    Margaret Thatcher — a woman of character, leadership and a convicted spirit. A woman dedicated to individual freedom. The Heritage Foundation is proud of our special friendship with Lady Thatcher. At a time when the Soviet Empire was still a powerful force, oppressing millions of people, Lady Thatcher tackled communism … More

    Jim DeMint on Margaret Thatcher: "The World Has Lost One of Its Greatest Champions of Freedom"

    Heritage has lost one of her greatest friends, and the world has lost one of its greatest champions of freedom. Margaret Thatcher led Great Britain courageously for more than a decade. During that time, she rolled back the suffocating blanket of Big Government, sparking an economic revival. And she implemented a foreign … More

    Heritage Mourns Loss of Lady Margaret Thatcher, "Intrepid Warrior for Freedom"

    Great Britain and the world have lost a great leader. The Heritage Foundation, like all of America, has lost a faithful ally. And, speaking personally, my wife and I have lost a dear friend. Lady Thatcher now takes her place in history alongside Sir Winston Churchill, the Duke of Wellington … More

    Lesson for Warren Buffett: British Millionaires' Response to Tax Increases

    As the fiscal cliff approaches, Congress and President Obama continue to debate tax increases, even though spending is the problem. Investor Warren Buffett recently opined that tax hikes on the wealthy would not curtail investments or hurt the economy. His logic, like President Obama’s, assumes that incentives don’t matter. Oh … More

    Falklands War, 30 Years Later: Argentina Still Gunning for Control

    Thirty years ago today, the Argentine army invaded the Falkland Islands, a sovereign British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic. A brutal military regime in Argentina calculated that a weakened United Kingdom, increasingly stripped of the elements of national power, would be unable to respond to a military fait accompli. … More

    Obama Disappoints on the Falkland Islands

    This week in 1982, Argentine forces were probably preparing their equipment and checking plans ahead of their invasion of the Falkland Islands, to happen a couple of weeks later. Thirty years on, even after heaping cringe-worthy amounts of lavish praise on the Obama Administration during his recent visit, British Prime … More

    Sean Penn Takes Aim at Great Britain with Latest Left-Wing Rant

    Never one to shy away from a Left-wing cause, either at home or abroad, Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn has adopted the Falklands dispute as his latest liberal pet project. On a visit to Argentina to meet with Cristina Kirchner, Penn accused Britain of ‘colonialism’ over the Falklands, and urged UN-brokered negotiations over … More

    Are the British Practicing "Austerity"?

    Some prominent left-wing commentators have devoted weekly columns and blogs to the notion that Great Britain has misguidedly pursued harsh spending “austerity” and that doing so has left the country lingering in unnecessary anguish. In the opinion pages of The New York Times, Paul Krugman inveighs that: Britain, in particular, … More

    Morning Bell: The Real 'Iron Lady'

    This week brings the nationwide release of The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Streep referred to the challenge of portraying Lady Thatcher as “daunting and exciting,” and as requiring “as much zeal, fervour and attention to detail as the real Lady Thatcher possesses.” Her performance … More