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In Sam Cooke's classic 1959 hit song "Wonderful World," the lyrics downplayed formal learning with lines such as "Don't know much about history ... . Don't know much about geography."
The death of Margaret Thatcher provides a timely object lesson in the practicalities of deterring North Korea, Iran, the Assad regime in Syria and similarly bad actors.
So divisive was Thatcher's 11-year rule of Britain that her death at the age of 87 on Monday produced no tributes from the country's major sporting institutions. The Premier League even told soccer clubs that they would not have to hold a minute's silence in honor of the late British leader.
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was famous for her uncompromising political style and unapologetic embrace of bedrock British middle-class values. "The lady's not for turning," she once famously remarked in a political debate.
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who transformed Britain in the 1980s with a core of conservative convictions and history's most formidable handbag, died Monday of a stroke. She was 87 years old.
Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner fired off a stream of angry tweets Wednesday night after a United Nations meeting where she championed the cause of wresting the Falkland Islands from British rule.
Sometimes smoke gets in the eyes not only of lovers, but of priests and politicians as well. Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain and Pope Francis are engaged in a long-distance disagreement over the pontiff's assertion two years ago, when he was a mere archbishop, that Britain had "usurped" the Falklands by winning a war with Argentina 30 years ago.
Next week, Falkland Islanders will go to the polls to answer a momentous question: "Do you wish the Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom?"
Argentina's foreign minister said Monday he will bring forth a "diplomatic package" that United Kingdom governing officials couldn't refuse and that within 20 years, Britain will relinquish ownership of the Falkland Islands.