Letters: Jul. 11, 1983

Maggie Mops Up

To the Editors:

Margaret Thatcher should serve as an example to America [June 20]. She represents many of the virtues that have faded in our nation. She is hardworking, thrifty, self-reliant and not afraid to believe in herself and her ideals. Britain's Iron Lady is as classically American as Superman.

Peter M. Etcher

New York City

Thatcher's Victorian values—duty, hard work and self-reliance—are great if you are working and financially secure. But if you are poor and sick, what then do Victorian values offer you? Despair?

Stanley Kowalski

Nuneaton, England

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