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Michael Barone: 'Divisive' Thatcher rejected conventional wisdom of ruling class

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"Divisive." That's a word that appeared, often prominently, in many news stories reporting the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. One senses the writers' disapproval. You're not likely to find "divisive" in stories reporting the deaths of liberal leaders, although every electoral politician divides voters. "Divisive" here refers to something specific. It was Thatcher's...

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