As moviegoers hit the theaters this weekend to watch Meryl Streep portray former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, many will want to compare Streep’s portrayal to the real Iron Lady.
As Heritage’s Ted Bromund explained in Wednesday’s Morning Bell, there is no better resource than Lady Thachter’s own words.
As Stewart writes,
Like President Ronald Reagan, her political soulmate, she came to power at a desperate time in her country’s history, when real leadership and bold ideas were most needed. And by applying conservative principles to the challenges she faced, she was able to achieve real and lasting success. Then, as today, she faced an extraordinary set of challenges and a chorus of voices saying her country’s best days were behind it. Thatcher’s successes are a comforting reminder of the power of a bold, conservative vision at work.
Lady Thatcher is the Patron of The Heritage Foundation and helped establish the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at Heritage in 2005.