since the 70s - thatcher, reagan and their decendents have been applying the lessons of the chicago school the wirld over. detailed and completely persuasive evidence presented by naomi klein in her book 'the shock doctrine' shows the tactics first tested in chile have driven the political direction in every major -and many minor- disputes worldwide. the idealogical imperative to destroy the state regardless of the consequences for the majority of the people is the major crime committed by thatcher. nothing can justify her good reputation for anyone who cares nothing for the country and it's people. when accountants and bankers run the show - it's price of everything and the value of nothing.
obviuosly we have been hammered by 4 /5 decades of relentless right wing media but it is depressing to see our country still in thrall to american politics and 'values' and stubbornly refusing to learn the lessons from progressive mainland europe. blame thatcher. and blair. and the shady shape shifting lizards. of course around them