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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

    Bust of Winston Churchill Dedicated in U.S. Capitol

    Congress dedicated a bust of Winston Churchill, one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century and an honorary American citizen, in a ceremony this week in the magnificent Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol. The event was a powerful tribute to Churchill’s leadership and to his great legacy in … More

    Churchill on the “Practical Truth” of the Declaration of Independence

    As a statesman, an author, and a friend of the United States, Winston Churchill was regularly called upon to offer his sentiments on the meaning of the Fourth of July. In his remarks over the years, as Lewis E. Lehrman points out, he emphasized a similar theme: Though the Declaration … More

    Senate Passes Bill That Fails to Fix Immigration and Border Security

    “The Americans will always do the right thing,” Winston Churchill (who was half-American) once declared, “after they’ve exhausted all the alternatives.” The Senate proved today—in passing a massive, complicated, budget-busting bill that fails to fix our flawed immigration system and broken borders—that it has not yet exhausted all its alternatives. … More

    Morning Bell: President Obama Is Tired of Fighting Terrorism

    “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…” These were words President Obama never used during his speech at the National Defense University yesterday. Rather, … 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

    The White House Attack Machine Backfires

    If ever a political assault on the media misfired, it has to be the appalling attack last Friday by White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer in the White House blog on Charles Krauthammer, one of Washington’s most highly respected newspaper columnists. Pfeiffer chastised Krauthammer scathingly for misstating the fact that … More

    Mirroring Political Greatness

    It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day attacks of a political campaign: Which candidate is mean to dogs versus which candidate has eaten them, and so forth. But sometimes it’s worthwhile to take a step back and remember how great politicians of the past carried out their craft. … More

    A New History of the British Conservative Party

    American readers looking for a sweeping and superbly written study of the British Conservative Party should look no further than Robin Harris’s The Conservatives: A History, just published by Bantam Press. Its more than 600 pages cover every Conservative prime minister from Robert Peel to David Cameron, with in-depth and … More

    Churchill Saw It Coming

    One hundred and thirty six years ago this week, Winston Churchill—arguably the leading statesman of the twentieth century—was born. The son of a British father and an American mother, Churchill is often remembered for his formidable oratory skills and his love of fine cigars. Yet Churchill was also a great … More