He said: "They were feeling more keen to push forward with their academic agenda and to reach out to communities beyond the ivory tower - and to connect with local people to help them understand what scholars of conservatism and Thatcherism
Reprinted in Stuart Hall and Martin Jacques (eds), The Politics of Thatcherism
, Lawrence & Wishart 1983, p23.
This reading advances the idea that Money's satire participates in the defining and empowering of an incipient Thatcherism
, which in turn helps establish the conditions for the later readings of Money as an attack on Thatcherism
Although subtitled 'The Politics and Social Upheaval of the Thatcher Era', the location of the book is very much high political, while Vinen seeks to plot a methodological middle way between biographical approaches to Thatcher and sociological approaches to Thatcherism
It is precisely the "implicitness" of this challenge that distances Leigh from other more strident critics of Thatcherism
such as Derek Jarman or Ken Loach.
As for disassociating themselves from the problem, if Community and the other unions hadn't acted in a similar manner during the miners' struggle because they were worried about their assets being seized, the evils of Thatcherism
would not have been able to flourish.
The transport union's present chief Tony Woodley said: "Ron carried the trade union flame throughout the darkest days of Thatcherism
The real surprise of this book is the evidence that so many of the defining characteristics of Thatcherism
were already fully developed in the young Margaret Hilda Roberts.
This question was first articulated during the catastrophe of Thatcherism
, one that still persists in Britain, as elsewhere.
Dennis Kavanagh's The Reordering of British Politics is a sequel to, and in some chapters a revision of, his earlier Thatcherism
in British Politics.
, after a rocky start, did seem to deliver on enough of its promises that its essentials now seem secure despite the return of Labour to power.
Over the last ten years Andrew Graham-Dixon has served as the art critic for The Independent, which for a while after its inception during the mid '80s height of Thatcherism
, was London's freshest daily, the voice of an opposition that has since come to power.