Thatcher quote

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Thu Apr 29 15:51:30 PDT 1999

S Pawlett wrote:

>Conservatism as an ideology has nothing to say for itself.

But as Stuart Hall argued, Thatcherism infected the masses' day-by-day understanding of life. There was a major shift in popular discourse away from class-conscious, solidaristic rhetoric & towards individualized, market talk. While the Tories may be on the ropes, has Blair's Labour party really done anything to reverse this, much less come up with so pervasive an ideology of their own? I'm not there, so maybe someone who is can enlighten.


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