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The books that shaped Margaret Thatcher’s worldview

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    What books shaped late conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher?

    Nile Gardiner and Stephen Thompson, authors of the recently released “Margaret Thatcher on Leadership: Lessons for American Conservatives Today,” told The Daily Caller the former British Prime Minister, who passed away earlier this year, “was an avid reader throughout her life.”

    “Books that had a major impact on shaping her worldview included Friedrich Hayek’s ‘The Road to Serfdom,’ Adam Smith’s ‘The Wealth of Nations,’ John Stuart Mill’s ‘On Liberty,’ and anything by Winston Churchill,” the authors said in an email. “She was also influenced by Edmund Burke.”

    “In addition Thatcher loved history books,” they added. “Her favorite historians included Robert Conquest, Andrew Roberts and Norman Stone.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/12/the-books-that-shaped-margaret-thatchers-worldview/#ixzz2hVVlbJ6J
  2. thisnumbersdisconnected

    Apr 11, 2013
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    Great leaders pay attention to history.

    R.I.P., Margaret Thatcher.