Margaret Thatcher: Moralist

By Michael Gerson - April 12, 2013

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WASHINGTON -- Post-World War II Great Britain was the full, fearless application of modern liberalism -- what Margaret Thatcher called "those banal and bureaucratic instruments of coercion, confiscatory taxation, nationalization and oppressive regulation." The result was dysfunction, decay, drabness and demoralization. Distinguished men of the left had seized their moment of promise, and the...

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