Abstract Musings

Documenting the random thoughts of a cluttered mind

Left Behind

Here’s a comparison of George W. Bush and Margaret Thatcher.

Margaret Thatcher was as much of a hate figure in the self-satisfied drawing rooms of London (and the senior common rooms of all our great learned institutions) as George W Bush is in the lofts and brownstones of New York. As one Tory election victory followed another, there was much the same talk as there is now in the metropolitan enclaves of the shell-shocked opinion-forming classes. Margaret Thatcher, like Bush and Reagan in America, confounded the liberal machine by identifying the voices of real people and embracing their discontents.

And that’s just the beginning.