Many profound and detailed admiration pieces will be written about the late Margaret Thatcher, and they'll be much deeper than this one. But I want to get on record with my own esteem for Thatcher, whose character, philosophy, and achievements made her one of Britain's greatest prime ministers.
Way back in the early 1990s, at a National Review conference on the eastern shore of Maryland, I had the great honor to serve on an economics panel that Thatcher moderated. (Craig Roberts was also on that panel, although I can't remember the name of the third panelist.)
The topic was free markets and freedom, areas in which Margaret Thatcher made huge contributions, so I had a lot to live up to. And how did it go? Well, following the discussion, I got to sit next to Thatcher during the luncheon. And she told me, "You know, Kudlow, you did rather well in that talk." Naturally, I was thrilled.