SIR WALDRON SMITHERS AND THE LONG WALK TO FINCHLEY

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Andrew Farrant is Assistant Professor of Economics at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, USA. (farranta@dickinson.edu)Nicola Tynan is Associate Professor of Economics at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, USA. She is also a member of the IEA's Academic Advisory Council and worked at the IEA from 1993–96. (tynann@dickinson.edu)

Abstract

The television drama ‘Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley’ has Sir Waldron Smithers strongly objecting to Thatcher's selection as a Conservative candidate prior to the 1950 General Election. It is more likely that Smithers would have found her a kindred ideological spirit: both shared an anti-socialist commitment and admiration for Hayek's ‘The Road to Serfdom’.

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