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History Professor Reflects on Legacy of Margaret Thatcher

4/9/2013

After her passing, Margaret Thatcher is being remembered as one of the most influential Prime Minister's in history. UIndy History Professor Chad Martin says she definitely reshaped British society in a way few Prime Minister's have been able to.

Martin says she was instrumental in ending the Cold War after she urged President Reagan that Mikhail Gorbachev could be trusted. Martin says Thatcher's close relationship with Reagan helped convince the President that the U.S. could negotiate their way out of the Cold War, rather than fighting their way out.

Martin says Thatcher is likely more popular in the U.S. than in Great Britain, due to her close relationship with President Reagan, and her conservative views.

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