Thatcher's Fight: Freedom vs. Tyranny

By John O'Sullivan, New York Post - April 17, 2013

With Margaret Thatcher’s funeral today, the generation of leaders who played decisive roles in bringing an end to communism and the Cold War shrinks still further.

Millions of anonymous dissidents behind the Iron Curtain helped to bring their system down too — many of them died doing so in countries such as Lithuania, Georgia and Azerbaijan at the last — just as millions of anonymous “peace marchers” in Western Europe tried unknowingly to shore it up.

But the leaders who did the most to challenge Soviet communism were Ronald Reagan, John Paul II and Thatcher.

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