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Topic - Richard Aldous
Margaret Thatcher captured Americans’ hearts and minds in a way few other foreign leaders have done, and much of that was because of the symbiotic relationship she had with President Reagan — a relationship that in many ways mirrored the storied “special” friendship between the two countries.
Still, Mr. Aldous said, Mrs. Thatcher didn’t quite grasp what Reagan was trying to do in that speech.
“She had the perfect balance between, on the one hand, being the ‘Iron Lady,’ someone being prepared to call things as she sees it, speaking truth to power,” said Richard Aldous, a professor at Bard College, “but, on the other hand, to be an incredibly fiercely loyal and a good ally.”