Thatcher's Britain

Thatcher s Britain May marks years since Margaret Thatcher entered Downing Street Thatcher s Britain tells the story of Thatcherism for a generation with no personal memories of the s as well as for those w

  • Title: Thatcher's Britain
  • Author: Richard Vinen
  • ISBN: 9781847371751
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Hardcover
  • May 2009 marks 30 years since Margaret Thatcher entered Downing Street Thatcher s Britain tells the story of Thatcherism for a generation with no personal memories of the 1980s, as well as for those who want to revisit the polemics of their youth.

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    1. Richard Vinen has written a really good book on the premiership of Margaret Thatcher. As someone who lived through the era of Thatchers's Britain it is interesting to read some of the back stories around the main events of the eighties such as the miners strike, the Falklands, the unemployment and of course the final act of being forced out of office. The way it is written makes for a enjoyable read without straying into very heavy writing as some political books do. Also it is not written from [...]

    2. A timely and fair-minded addition to the already vast spectrum of Thatcheriana, Vinen's whirlwind tour of the 1980s resists the urge to stray into nostalgic indulgence or arid proselytising. He gets to the heart of the mercurial phenomenon that was Thatcherism, concentrating as much on its contradictions as on its perceived cohesiveness. Central to his thesis is the idea that, far from demolishing the 'post-war consensus', Thatcher was one of its most effective defenders. The writing is crisp an [...]

    3. You really have to have background knowledge regarding British history and culture, otherwise you might not understand many of the references made throughout the book. The focus really is on "Thatcherism" and not the woman herself.

    4. This book focuses a big deal of Thatcher's policies on economy. However, the cultural aspect of Britain at that period is largely ignored, and it does not discuss much about Britain's foreign policy, whether with the US or with other countries.

    5. It felt like the author assumed a lot of foreknowledge in the reader - or maybe I just don't know enough about Thatcher, politics, the UK, or ? Didn't feel like anything joined up. Couldn't find a timeline.

    6. An excellent revisionist history of the Thatcher era. Very good at demolishing myths. Not quite so good when it's a matter of helping us to understand why she was important.

    7. Interesting on Thatcherism and Margaret Thatcher's influence on both Britain and the Conservative Party.

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