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Palin the Next Thatcher? No Way, Says Claire Berlinski

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/09/03/Uncommon_Knowledge_Claire_Berlinski When asked if Sarah Plain can follow in Margaret Thatcher's footsteps, There Is No Alternative author Claire Berlinski denies any significant comparison between the two. Berlinksi lambastes, "We're talking about putting someone who might be prepared in 2016 in office - are you serious?" ----- Expanding on her book, Claire Berlinski asserts that Margaret Thatcher saved Great Britain by asserting her iron will -- exemplified in international affairs by the Falklands War and domestically by breaking the coal miners' strike -- and by restoring a moral philosophy that begins with the individual. Berlinski goes on to compare and contrast Barack Obama and Sarah Palin with Thatcher. Finally, from her vantage point as a six-year resident of Istanbul, Berlinski offers her assessment of precarious Turkey/U.S. relations and the prospect of a truly moderate Islam. - Hoover Institution Claire Berlinski was born in 1968 in California, and grew up in New York, Seattle and California. She received her undergraduate degree in Modern History and her doctorate in International Relations from Balliol College at Oxford University. She has since lived and worked in Britain, Thailand, Laos, France, and Turkey as a journalist, academic, consultant and freelance writer. Her work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, City Journal, the New York Sun, First Post, the Oxford International Review, Asia Times, the Weekly Standard, the National Review, Policy Review, Azure, Travel and Leisure, Traveler's Tales, Arabies Trends, and numerous anthologies. Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits Hoover's quarterly journal, the Hoover Digest, and hosts Hoover's television program, Uncommon Knowledge.
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