August 20, 2010
U.S. Conservatives Root for Cameron
Anne Applebaum, Daily Telegraph
Back in the 1980s, the relationship between the British prime minister and the American president was so intimate that it became the stuff of parody. Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan appeared together on coffee mugs and satirical television shows. A popular poster in university bedrooms even featured them as Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind. As Reagan leaned over Thatcher, a nuclear bomb exploded in the background: “He promised her the end of the world,” read the slogan at the bottom, “and she agreed to take him there.”
Fast-forward 20 years, and it is no longer possible to imagine the leaders of the Anglo-American world in a similar parody. What...
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