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Margaret The Magnificent: We Desperately Need More Leaders Like Her

Margaret Thatcher (1925 – 8 April 2013) Thatcher was the first — and still only — female prime minister in Britain's history. She rescued Britain from ruin & laid the groundwork for an extraordinary economic renaissance, during her 11 year term. Known as the "Iron Lady", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics & leadership style, she simply would not allow Britain to be pushed around, particularly by military dictators.

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Harold Wilson, Prime Minister in the UK (1964 to 1970) - He's the inspiration behind The Beatles' song, "Taxman"

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Margaret Thatcher, Britain's 'Iron Lady' Prime Minister, has died. The first woman ever to serve as prime minister of Great Britain and the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century has died at age 87. "It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning." Lord Timothy Bell said today. Margaret Thatcher poses for a portrait, circa 1990. (Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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British prime minister Neville Chamberlain (left), German chancellor Adolf Hitler (center), and French premier Edouard Daladier (right) meet in Munich to determine the fate of Czechoslovakia. Germany, September 30, 1938.Was this country even theirs to give away to Germany? It backfired then as surely as attempts to mollify Iran and Palestinians are not going to bring favor to France or even the US as it gambles the fate of other countries.

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British Prime Minister Winston Churchill with his poodle, Rufus, in the gardens of his Chartwell estate, 1951. Photo by Philippe Halsman

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