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Old 10-13-2011, 11:55 PM   #31
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Yes, of course. And China is always referred to as 'communist' by those who should - or more likely do - know better (media, politicians), so it's totally understandable. But there's absolutely nothing communist about China. Authortarian government of no particular ideology, and a wholly capitalist economy, simply continuing to give a shout out to 'communism' in it's branding (but you won't actually ever hear it from them), and it has in reality left no trace within their politics or economy for decades.
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Anyway, both Reagan and Thatcher are hugely complicated. Anyone who thinks either are above criticism clearly have absolutely no - zero - understanding of the pickle we're all in today, or in the case of Reagan/US, the pickle your politics are in today. And anyone who thinks they were wholly the spawn of Satan also need to do a bit of a re-read. At the very least, Thatcher did claw Britain out of the dark, and Reagan was, at the very least, a great figurehead and 'leader' for the US, certainly re-established a great confidence in 'America'. But their actual achievements in office, and legacy beyond - complicated.

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It's interesting though that in the US, Reagan is deified, almost untouchable, with the mythology waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay beyond the reality (and in such a short time), while in the UK, you can pretty much only whisper Thatchers name, and to be tagged as a fan, or worse, 'Thatcherite'... Excuse me sir, I think you should leave.
Yes, and David Cameron's Conservative Party is avowedly not Thatcherite.
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Charles Moore on Margaret Thatcher: Chapter 5 of 5 - Uncommon Knowledge - National Review Online
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Yeah, definitely. I personally don't mind if you ask questions like the previous, it's all a part of learning.
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Coventry City won the FA Cup in what year? Che? Anyone? no, well I'm not surprised you didn't get it, it was in fact a trick question, Coventry City have never won the FA Cup.
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i will have to go see it with my mother at the end of January.
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Never mind that, anybody seen the new best website ever? Is Margaret Thatcher Dead Yet?
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Never mind that, anybody seen the new best website ever? Is Margaret Thatcher Dead Yet?
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