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What Thatcher Would Have Done

By Matthew Lynn, MarketWatch - April 21, 2013

LONDON (MarketWatch) — The eyes of the world will be on St. Paul’s Cathedral in London today. Not since Prince Charles married Diana Spencer in the same magnificent setting way back in 1981 will so many people around the world tune into an event at the cathedral. The funeral of Margaret Thatcher, British prime minister from 1979 to 1991, will be a global media event on the same scale. Although, of course, a less happy one.

Her death has sparked a worldwide debate about her legacy — a debate that has confirmed her place as one of the towering political leaders of the last half-century.

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