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11 May 2013
After Thatcherís death the media has been
filled with attempts to glorify her. The story they tell is of how proud
they were that Thatcher made capital safer by "reforming" the Unions -
but what they don't admit is that that experiment led to the current decay
of British capital.
But it wasn't just the economy that Thatcher
and her Tory followers got wrong. It was the idea Britainís past
could be remarketed with herself in the Churchillian role.
She acted out that role during and after
the Falklands War. Adam Curtis some years ago put together an excellent
film about Thatcher and how the Tory myth of Britain's imperial past was
opposed by the union movement of the day and Irish Republicans of that
Here it is:
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