Margaret Thatcher is Dead

Headline sort of sums it up: Former British PM Margaret Thatcher, ill for some time now, died today of an apparent stroke. She was most-recently the subject of the Meryl Streep Oscar-Aquisition Device “The Iron Lady,” my review of which appeared here and I’ll repost below the jump to mark the occasion.

As a student of history, I have my own general outlook on Thatcher’s legacy… but frankly the opinions that count for much more at the moment are those of the folks in the UK who lived either during her tenure or lived through the after-effects thereof. The moment belongs to them, and UK folks among my readership (or, y’know, anyone else really) are invited to weigh in in the comments – given the way most of my British/UK aquaintances tended to speak of her for the most part, I imagine the discussion will be spirited to say the least:

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