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 +''[[The Great Global Warming Swindle]]'' (2007) asserts that the view that [[global warming]] is [[man-made]] was promoted by the British [[Conservative Party (UK)|Conservative]] Prime Minister [[Margaret Thatcher]] as a means of promoting [[nuclear power]] and reducing the impact of strike action in the state-owned coal industry by the [[National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain)|National Union of Mineworkers]].
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 +"If it was true that [[Margaret Thatcher]] carried about with her for a time a copy of Hayek’s magnum opus, ''[[The Constitution of Liberty]]'' (1960), she cannot have read its postscript, “[[Why I Am Not a Conservative |Why I am not a Conservative]]”, in which Hayek explains that he rejects conservatism because it lacks a vision of human progress. A case can be made that Thatcher was no conservative, either – at least if being conservative includes an aversion to policies that impose deep changes on inherited social institutions. But this is a view that goes only so far. Unlike Hayek, Thatcher understood and accepted the political limits of market economics." --[[John Gray (philosopher)|John Gray]], [http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2015/07/john-gray-friedrich-hayek-i-knew-and-what-he-got-right-and-wrong "The Friedrich Hayek I knew, and what he got right - and wrong"] (30 July 2015)
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-'''Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher'''<!-- NOT "Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven" --> [[Order of the Garter|LG]], [[Order of Merit|OM]], [[Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council|PC]], [[Fellow of the Royal Society|FRS]] (born 13 October 1925) was [[Prime Minister of the United Kingdom]] from 1979 to 1990 and [[Leader of the Conservative Party|Leader]] of the [[Conservative Party (UK)|Conservative Party]] from 1975 to 1990. She is the only woman to have held either post.+ 
 +'''Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher''' (née '''Roberts''' (13 October 1925&nbsp;– 8 April 2013), was a British politician, the longest-serving (1979–1990) [[Prime Minister of the United Kingdom]] of the 20th century, and the only woman to have held the post. A [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] journalist called her the "[[Iron Lady]]", a nickname which became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented Conservative policies that have come to be known as [[Thatcherism]].
 +==See also==
 +*[[The Age of Extremes]]
 +*[[There is no alternative]]
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The Great Global Warming Swindle (2007) asserts that the view that global warming is man-made was promoted by the British Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as a means of promoting nuclear power and reducing the impact of strike action in the state-owned coal industry by the National Union of Mineworkers.


"There is no society"


"If it was true that Margaret Thatcher carried about with her for a time a copy of Hayek’s magnum opus, The Constitution of Liberty (1960), she cannot have read its postscript, “Why I am not a Conservative”, in which Hayek explains that he rejects conservatism because it lacks a vision of human progress. A case can be made that Thatcher was no conservative, either – at least if being conservative includes an aversion to policies that impose deep changes on inherited social institutions. But this is a view that goes only so far. Unlike Hayek, Thatcher understood and accepted the political limits of market economics." --John Gray, "The Friedrich Hayek I knew, and what he got right - and wrong" (30 July 2015)

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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher (née Roberts (13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013), was a British politician, the longest-serving (1979–1990) Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of the 20th century, and the only woman to have held the post. A Soviet journalist called her the "Iron Lady", a nickname which became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented Conservative policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism.

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