December 24, 2002

BEST OF TIMES, WORST OF TIMES (by David Weigel)

BEST OF TIMES, WORST OF TIMES: The Economist runs one of those stories it excels at - a graphic-heavy analysis of why Britain's Thatcherites have faded into a sideshow and America's Reaganites have become the governing class. When I lived in England in the late 1990s, I was struck by how much Thatcher was still hated there - a Labour campaign poster in 2001 showed then-Tory leader William Hague sporting her distinctive hair, with no comment, assuming that voters would see the mark of Thatcher and be disgusted. They were right - read the article to see why.

Posted by John Tabin at December 24, 2002 01:55 AM
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