Hayek’s view of Thatcher and Reagan

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The IEA offer a solution to the questions of Hayek’s relationship with Thatcher and Reagan at their lecture of 5 September 2012.

Each year during Margaret Thatcher’s premiership she attended the annual IEA lectures in memory of Friedrich Hayek, whose work she greatly admired. While they mostly agreed on the general direction of public policy, however, Hayek was always wary of becoming implicated in Margaret Thatcher’s reforms. Nicholas Wapshott explores the new utopia of the Right that Hayek hoped to establish through the annual meetings of the Mont Pelerin Society and suggests why he was reluctant to fully support the works of his most prominent followers, Margaret Thatcher in Britain and Ronald Reagan in the United States.

The lecture is scheduled for 6.30pm at the IEA. Full details and options to RSVP are given on the IEA website.

Simon Gibbs

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