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Skidmore prof: Thatcher best PM since Churchill

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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was a world leader for her country unparalleled since Winston Churchill during World War II, according to a local expert on the European Union and European politics. Government Professor Roy H. Ginsberg of Skidmore College has spent considerable time in Europe over the past two decades studying and writing about the European Union. The international stature of Thatcher, who died Monday at 87, was elevated greatly by the British ...

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skeetergirl
April 9, 2013
5:19 a.m.

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I wish I had taken his classes.He sounds very interesting.

schdyres
April 9, 2013
10:03 a.m.

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Watch MSNBC for an honest evaluation of her legacy -- or read the English press-- or examine comments by leading British university scholars. This is nonsense Mr Ginsberg!! I feel sorry for Skidmore students.

rpterry
April 9, 2013
10:39 a.m.

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No mention of total disregard of Irish prisoners starving to death as part of her total disregard for Irish issues. Shades of the attitude in 1847. Let the Irish starve, better with fewer of them.

alanrknight
April 9, 2013
4:07 p.m.

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Ahh, yes. Let the conservative orgy of self-congratulation begin. Or, maybe in the name of thorough journalism (which, agreed, takes more time and thought than a single phone call to a convenient professor), consult the Chileans who are dancing in the street at her departure, remembering her mentoring of Augusto Pinochet and his rather bloody imposition of Milton Friedman-style "free market capitalism."

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