HIST 5290 Senior Colloquium: Reagan and Thatcher: Together Against the World (Fall: 3 )
Margaret Thatcher came to office in May, 1979; Ronald Reagan in January 1981. They each confronted serious crises at home and abroad. The two leaders shared a similar vision of the world: a strong belief in the market and an equally intense anti-communism. On both counts they represented a break with the prevailing consensus and had to fight hard for their ideas. Their alliance and friendship was a major resource in winning or losing the battles they chose. The course will provide an opportunity for students to examine the context in which these two leaders came to office, their ideas and their relationship.
Instructor(s): James Cronin
Last Updated: 01-Feb-17