Margaret Thatcher http://wamc.org en "Margaret Thatcher: Power And Personality" By Jonathan Aitken http://wamc.org/post/margaret-thatcher-power-and-personality-jonathan-aitken <p></p><p></p><p>A strong willed and device of figure in British and International politics- Margaret Thatcher was the longest serving Prime Minister in the 20th century, and the first woman to hold the office. She oversaw Britain’s biggest social and political revolution in its post war history.</p><p>Jonathan Aitken, Cabinet administer under Thatcher, and a close family friend of 40 years- had a unique vantage point, and brings new light to many crucial episodes of the Thatcher era. He writes about it in his new book, <em>Margaret Thatcher: Power and Personality</em>.</p><p>He speaks about the source of the boundless ambition, and what gave root to her astonishing force of personality.</p><p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79136 at http://wamc.org "Margaret Thatcher: Power And Personality" By Jonathan Aitken Herbert London: The Lady T. I knew http://wamc.org/post/herbert-london-lady-t-i-knew <p></p><p>It is unlikely the world will ever encounter a Margaret Thatcher again.&nbsp; Her courage, confidence in her views, power of persuasion are simply <em>sui generis</em>.</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Herbert London 64157 at http://wamc.org Thatcher to be buried with full pomp http://wamc.org/post/thatcher-be-buried-full-pomp <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Wednesday's funeral for former British Prime Minister <font color="red">Margaret</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Thatcher</font> won't be a state funeral, but it'll be full of pomp nonetheless.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">World leaders and dignitaries from 170 countries are expected to attend.</span></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:04:30 +0000 Jaired Crofut 62427 at http://wamc.org Thatcher to be buried with full pomp 4/9/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/4913-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s newsman Ray Graf, and Capital Tonight host on YNN and State of Politics blogger, Liz Benjamin. Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>This morning our discussion topics include:<br>• Governor Cuomo looking to oust Speaker Silver<br>• Ethics Scandals in NYS Legislature<br>• Legacy of Margaret Thatcher<br>• Viewers Give up on Television</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61783 at http://wamc.org Roy Ginsberg, Skidmore College - The Thatcher-Reagan alliance http://wamc.org/post/roy-ginsberg-skidmore-college-thatcher-reagan-alliance <p>Margaret Thatcher, the first and only woman prime minister of Great Britain, left a personal style and political legacy that will be debated for years to come. Like her American ally and friend, Ronald Reagan, she took power at a time when her nation was seen by many to be in economic and international decline.</p><p>Professor Roy Ginsberg, chair of the department of government at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, spoke today with WAMC’s Brian Shields on the Thatcher-Reagan alliance.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:34:36 +0000 Brian Shields 61730 at http://wamc.org Roy Ginsberg, Skidmore College - The Thatcher-Reagan alliance