"I want to write one more book – and I wanted it to be about the future. In this age of spin-doctors and sound bites, the ever-present danger is that leaders will follow fashion and not their instinct and beliefs. That was not how the West won the Cold War, nor how we wish to make our achievements secure for our children and grandchildren, the West must stay vigilant and strong. In this book it will be my purpose to show how that can – and must – be done."
In 'Statecraft' Margaret Thatcher brings her unrivalled political experience to bear on the challenges of the new millennium. Reflecting on the lessons of the Cold War, she describes the foundations of American dominance and discusses its continuing role. She weighs in the balance the various fortunes of Russia, China, India and the Far East, She analyses the dangers posed by Balkan instability, rogue states, Islamic extremism and international terrorism – and suggests strategies and international terrorism – and suggests strategies to counter them. She also warns of the insidious extension of the power of international institutions at the expense of nation states. On the same themes, she explains from first-hand experience the tensions that characterise in clear terms the options now available.
Statescraft is a powerful treatise delivered by a world figure with a unique combination of principle and shrewdness.
Margaret Thatcher was leader of the Conservative Party for fifteen years and Prime Minister for eleven and a half.
(1) “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run OUT of other people's money.” margaret thatcher. Read morePublished 2 months ago by AMX
Well the old bag's dead and on page one she cites Machiavelli - a.k.a. the borgias. With the Condem government coming in for another election it will be interesting to see who... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dan Smith
Truely, an exceptional read........ very possibly the greatest book i've ever read. You will be rewarded for buying and reading.Published 21 months ago by JoshS
Buy this book if you're interested in a bold, opinionated perspective on foreign affairs from someone right at the heart of the matters discussed for 20 years. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mrs. A. Campion
I read Statecraft when it first appeared over a decade ago and I have just finished reading it for a second time. It remains as relevant today as it was then. Read morePublished on 9 Jun. 2013 by Marcelo Pesci
Prophetically relevant to today's leaders. Hope they read it. No ghost writer here, this is written by a world statesman.Published on 28 May 2013 by Richard Shelton
A fantastic read, it is surprising how much of what she said applied quite accurately to events that were to unfold and my yet happen. Read morePublished on 29 April 2013 by James R Garrioch
This is the book you need if you want to understand how the world really works - she understood so much (and I am even a Torry)Published on 15 April 2013 by julia lewis
Great book, written by a great Woman, about great subjects of our time... Of course I love it! It's a good book even if you dislike Baroness Thatcher, believe me.Published on 8 Mar. 2013 by eugenia