As Rush Limbaugh said a while back, in certain ways, Margaret Thatcher was an American. She understood what the founders understood. The understood the view of liberty (as freedom from constraint in civil life) held forth in the founding documents. It’s fascinating to to be tutored in basic American civics (things that used to be so commonly understood that they weren’t controversial) by a member of parliament. What is also fascinating about this exchange is what Thatcher assumed about the USA ca. 1977. I hazard to say that things have changed a bit since then. Is there a consensus about free enterprise? Third, it’s amazing to hear her description of life under British socialism in the 1960s and 70s. Who was enforcing “consensus” and “conformity” and “correctness” then (in Britain) and who is enforcing them now? The last thing I would note is the level of discourse. Does this exist anywhere anymore?