• A friend to whom?
    April 12,2013

    President Obama’s praise of Margaret Thatcher as a “friend of liberty and democracy” would certainly come as a surprise to political dissidents in Chile, Iran and Indonesia, for starters. If there was anything Thatcher stood for besides destroying unions, it would have been unquestioning support for dictators like Pinochet and Suharto. The president’s words prove how devalued those wonderful words have become.

    Rick Winston


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