Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was the first woman to become British prime minister of Britain, has died at the age of 87. From 1979 to 1990, she was leader of the Conservative Party and was called the “Iron Lady” for her personal and political toughness by the Russians. I doubt that many people appreciate that the mere fact that she came to Princeton, New Jersey to address our conference was a silent demonstration of he belief and comprehension of cycles. I named a piece I wrote, It’s Just Time, after the words she spoke to me saying that the conservatives would lose power in Britain on the next election long before there were any polls. When I asked why, she responded – “It’s Just Time”.
She was a champion of freedom. And while many misunderstood what she was trying to create, she will forever stand in the sands of time as a great leader who even pointed the way for Ronald Reagan. There are no politicians that I am aware of today who are concerned about the country before their party. Times have indeed changed dramatically since 1990. We will miss you dearly.