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    This Politician Was Never Afraid to Speak the Truth

    It’s no secret that your average politician avoids plain speaking at all costs. He mouths platitudes that sound good, but which enable him to dodge accountability and turn whichever way the wind happens to be blowing. So it’s always a bit startling when you hear one who lays it on … More

    Why the Iron Lady Continues to Inspire

    Great Britain’s Iron Lady passed away a year ago today, on April 8, 2013. Her death, at the age of 87, left a huge void on the world stage, one that may never be filled. Margaret Thatcher was a political titan who transformed her home nation from the “sick man … More

    11 Female Superstars We're Honoring for Women's History Month

    March is Women’s History Month and we want to honor those women who’ve made a difference! Margaret Thatcher tackled communism as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. The only woman to hold the office, she was forthright in her belief that individual liberty—not government action—improved society. Susan B. … More

    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

    Morning Bell: Defending Freedom in North Korea's Shadow

    To lead the nation always under threat from North Korea, backbone is required. As the president of South Korea has demonstrated over her past two days in Washington, she is a vital figure at this time in history. Park Geun-hye has been referred to as the “Iron Lady of Korea.” … More

    Thatcher, According to a Heritage Fellow

    Newscom Dr. Robin Harris, senior visiting fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, has a new book published this week on the life of Margaret Thatcher. On the back cover of his book Harris reprints a letter from Lady Thatcher: “I can think of no one better … More

    Obama Administration Snubs Thatcher Funeral

    President Obama’s decision not to send any significant member of his Administration to attend the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in London was a regrettable decision that did disservice to the U.S.–U.K. Special Relationship. The decision not to send a senior Administration official such as Vice President … More

    Margaret Thatcher’s Funeral: America Says Goodbye to a Friend

    During an eloquent and poignant funeral service earlier today in London’s St. Paul’s cathedral, the world said its final goodbye to one of the most inspirational leaders of the 20th century. In the United States, Margaret Thatcher will always be remembered for her close friendship with President Ronald Reagan. She … More

    TIMELINE: Margaret Thatcher's Remarkable Life in Pictures

    Today we remember former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a bold leader who committed her life to defending individual liberty and freedom. She used her conservative principles to face every challenge with confidence and strength. As a result, she achieved real and lasting success. Lady Thatcher impacted the conservative movement … More

    Conservative Chileans Appreciated Margaret Thatcher

    The death of Margaret Thatcher received extensive media coverage in Chile, proving that the “Dama de Hierro” (“Iron Lady”) is still capable of stirring powerful emotions among Chileans—of irritation among her opponents and admiration from her supporters. Her passing occurred while Heritage economic experts were in Santiago to present results … More