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Since receiving her Ph.D. in international relations from Oxford University, Claire Berlinski has lived and worked in Britain, Thailand, Laos, France and Turkey as a journalist and freelance consultant. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Sun, The Oxford International Review, Asia Times, The Weekly Standard, The National Review, Policy Review, Travelers' Tales, and elsewhere. She lives in Paris and Istanbul. www.berlinski.com


"(Claire) Berlinski shows commitment and energy as an author, beside an ability to wheedle great men into telling her things they might not have vouchsafed to anybody else... Her encounters with Neil Kinnock are tactical masterpieces, where she draws the Welsh windbag out and then deflates his woolly thinking with as much cool, perhaps cruel, precision as Thatcher herself did." Scotland on Sunday "often entertaining and sometimes illuminating... Berlinski's assessment of Lady Thatcher's economic record is balanced. She does not take at face value the claim that Lady Thatcher single-handedly reversed Britain's economic and geopolitical decline - and says she is 'not sure that it has been permanently reversed.' This turns out to be a wise caveat in the current climate, which she was unaware of while writing... There will be many books on Lady Thatcher this year, the 30th anniversary of her coming to power. (There is No Alternative) is an idiosyncratic and interesting contribution." The Financial Times"

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