"Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of 87.
Thatcher was Britain’s first female prime minister, serving three terms in
office. Known as the "Iron Lady," Thatcher became synonymous with austerity
economics as a close ally of President Ronald Reagan. She famously declared to
critics of neoliberal capitalism that, "there is no alternative." Her
long-running battle with striking British miners dealt a major blow to the union
movement in Britain and ushered in a wave of privatizations. On foreign policy,
Thatcher presided over the Falklands War with Argentina, provided critical
support to the Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet, and famously labeled Nelson
Mandela a "terrorist" while backing South Africa’s apartheid regime. We go to
London to discuss Thatcher’s legacy with Tariq Ali, British-Pakistani political
commentator, writer, activist and editor of the New Left Review......"