Tag Archives: Margaret Thatcher

The Nuclear War Near Miss of 1983: How a War Game Brought the World to the Brink of Nuclear Disaster

I have always been amazed how most people seem to know about how close the world came to nuclear destruction in the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 but remain profoundly ignorant of the potentially far worse near miss, because there were … Continue reading

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Should One Mourn Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013)?

I took no pleasure in Lady Thatcher’s death, and wish her family well; but I saw her life as tragic for the country. Here was a gutsy, intelligent, hard working, scientifically educated, strong leader, our first woman Prime Minister, facing … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher: The Movie ‘Iron Lady’: Class Warrior, and a British Tragedy

The about-to-be-released movie Iron Lady, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Meryl Streep, about former British Prime Minister and Ronald Reagan buddy Margaret Thatcher is prompting a lot of discussion. Here is the trailer: http://www.theironladymovie.co.uk/blog/news_pages/iron_lady_trailer_released.asp It drew me into discussion, … Continue reading

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