Required reading at the Tamm household?
The books and political philosophers that Margaret Thatcher read.
What books shaped late conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher?
Nile Gardiner and Stephen Thompson, authors of the recently released “Margaret Thatcher on Leadership: Lessons for American Conservatives Today,” told The Daily Caller the former British Prime Minister, who passed away earlier this year, “was an avid reader throughout her life.”
“Books that had a major impact on shaping her worldview included Friedrich Hayek’s ‘The Road to Serfdom,’ Adam Smith’s ‘The Wealth of Nations,’ John Stuart Mill’s ‘On Liberty,’ and anything by Winston Churchill,” the authors said in an email. “She was also influenced by Edmund Burke.”
I’d add Atlas Shrugged and Dr.Seuss’s seminal work, “Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose”, which tells the entirely-satisfactory tale of what happens when freeloaders get what they deserve.
To the contrary, “I’m a fan of ‘Why Mommy is a Democrat‘, Democrat Chairman Francis Fudrucker told FWIW, “and have been since Ramadamadingdong, ‘Squeaky’ Tamm recommended it. As the book’s jacket says, ‘It depicts Democratic principles of fairness, tolerance, peace and concern for the well-being of others.’ Is that beautiful, or what? – even today, it continues to be the main intellectual force in my political thought – we read it aloud at all our Greenwich Democrat council meetings, and I swear there are tears in our eyes when we finish.”