Margaret Thatcher  1925-2013

"What Britain needs,” Margaret Thatcher said during the campaign, “is an iron lady.” Not all Britons agreed that a strong-willed, somewhat shrill and prickly suburban matron of determinedly right-wing views was the ideal choice to restore their country to greatness. But last week, British voters selected the redoubtable Maggie Thatcher as their new Prime Minister and gave her a clean mandate to make good on her basic campaign promise: to halt Britain’s “slither and slide toward the socialist state.”

Newsweek  May 14, 1979

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Prime Minister David Cameron Visits The U.S.  Read This Week’s Cover Story. 

In recasting the party, Cameron makes the most of his own fresh face and the youthfulness of his family—working-mom wife and two children. (His 3-year-old son, Ivan, has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and Cameron has become a champion of disabled children.) Too young to be associated with the failures and controversies of past Tory governments, he speaks the language of renewal. Addressing his party in September—a no-notes, wireless-mike tour de force that seduced wavering Tories and the media—he consciously aped President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural, urging “young people to see politics not as a waste of time but as a way to change the world.”

Newsweek Atlantic December 12, 2005

Prime Minister David Cameron Visits The U.S.  Read This Week’s Cover Story.

In recasting the party, Cameron makes the most of his own fresh face and the youthfulness of his family—working-mom wife and two children. (His 3-year-old son, Ivan, has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and Cameron has become a champion of disabled children.) Too young to be associated with the failures and controversies of past Tory governments, he speaks the language of renewal. Addressing his party in September—a no-notes, wireless-mike tour de force that seduced wavering Tories and the media—he consciously aped President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural, urging “young people to see politics not as a waste of time but as a way to change the world.”

Newsweek Atlantic December 12, 2005