Commentary on Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World

1226 Words Feb 1st, 2018 5 Pages
In her outlook, the 1990s offer a caution to the United Kingdom and the other Western countries. After winning the Cold War, the democratic systems let down their guard; they paid attention on human rights and paid out less on protection, let their intelligence-gathering hard work slip, and listened to open-minded politicians who thought that globalization would bring worldwide peace. In reply, Thatcher advises a return to the exercise of state power in chase of the national interest. But her essays are not simple confirmations of actual politic statecraft. Like Ronald Reagan, Thatcher has a strong ethical pledge to democratic system, freedom, the rule of law, and other Western ideals; her world outlook holds both power politics and democratic community. Certainly, she often…

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