Speeches, Interviews & Other Statements

Complete list of 8,000+ Thatcher statements & texts of many of them

1996 Apr 11 Th
Margaret Thatcher

Speech at Williamsburg ("Future Challenges in a Changing World") [the first McSwain, Harris & McCoy Lecture at the College of William & Mary]

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Document kind: Speech
Venue: Williamsburg, Virginia
Source: Thatcher Archive: transcript
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: Press reports also record some on stage ad lib remarks by MT. She criticised another speaker at the conference, David Gergen, for being "too pessimistic" in saying that US foreign policy had lost its way. She responded to Senator John Warner's comment that the US lacked a clear policy during the Vietnam War by saying "I know it left a scar", but adding that US policy held back the advance of Communism until the rest of the world took up the fight. See Daily News (Newport, Virginia) 14 April 1996, pB1.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 24pp
Themes: Defence (general), Foreign policy (general discussions), Foreign policy (Asia), Foreign policy (International organizations), Foreign policy (Middle East), Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU), Terrorism
[file:/doc6/960411 MT speech William & Mary.pdf]