From the grave, one of the most honored economists of the 20th century warns America - and all of Western civilization - to be wary of the mirage-like temptations offered by so-called "democratic socialism." While many regimes have fallen for socialism's false promises, Friedrich A. Hayek lived to see the likes of President Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher specifically credit his ideas for much of their own governances respecting the worth of the individual.
Veteran British broadcaster Jimmy Savile, a famously eccentric culture figure, has died at his home in northern England. He was 84.
Neil Diamond has been chosen to receive the Kennedy Center Honors this year along with some of the biggest names from Broadway, jazz, classical music and Hollywood.
The good times never seemed so good for Neil Diamond.
Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is harkening back to a past female world leader with firm resolve - former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher - as she tries to convince American veterans that she would make a strong commander in chief.
In today's world, you can rake in millions of dollars from your own wedding ceremony, especially if you're a Kardashian.
Last week, a statue of Ronald Reagan was erected in London to commemorate the centen- nial of the American president's birth. It would not be overstating the case to say that Reagan and Baroness Margaret Thatcher's relationship defined a remarkable period in history. Neither before nor since has a partnership between two great nations and great leaders carried such ideological cohesion and improved the lot of so many citizens of the world.
The other morning, I wandered down to Grosvenor Square to see the July 4th unveiling of a statue of President Reagan despite reports that only a handful of people would be there. That invaluable piece of intelligence had been handed down by the Honorable Louis B. Susman, our ambassador to the United Kingdom, who was busy as a director of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team during the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan was staring down the Soviets with his befuddling mixture of amiability and steely resolve that astoundingly "ended the Cold War without firing a shot." That is how then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher memorably put it. She was not astounded, nor was President Nixon or other hawkish Cold Warriors from the era.
Anna Massey, the member of an acting dynasty whose roles ranged from lonely spinsters to Margaret Thatcher, has died. She was 73.