AceGuest News and Views says that on International Women’s Day this was one persons opinion of Margaret Thatcher post by: Anna Mikhailova.
Originally a research chemist before becoming a barrister, Margaret Hilda Thatcher, later Baroness Thatcher, was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office.
A Soviet journalist dubbed her the “Iron Lady”, a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism.
“I stand before you tonight in my Red Star chiffon evening gown, my face softly made up and my fair hair gently waved, the Iron Lady of the Western world. A cold war warrior, an Amazon philistine, even a Peking plotter.
Well, am I any of these things? Yes, I am an iron lady, after all it was not a bad thing to be an iron duke, yes if that’s how they wish to interpret my defence of values and freedoms fundamental to our way of life.
But I happen to believe that what is at stake is important and is crucial to our future both in this country and in the world as a whole. We’re waging a battle on many fronts. We must not forget the guns and missiles aimed at us—but equally we must not let them blind us to the insidious war on words, which is going on. It is not just a matter of hurling insults—where he who hurls loudest, hurls last— that is the final resort of the man who has already lost the argument.
No, this is not such a war. The war is a true war of words, where meanings get lost in a mist of revolutionary fantasy; where accuracy is slipped quietly under the carpet; and where truth is twisted and bent to suit the latest propagandist line.
That is what we are up against. And we have to fight it if only because we find it totally alien to our notions of freedom and truth.”
Courtesy of Anna Mikhailova – VOR
Audio Link: http://cdn.ruvr.ru/download/2014/03/07/10/Thatcher.mp3
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