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A Diplomatic Meeting: Reagan, Thatcher, and the Art of Summitry

James Cooper


Drawing on a host of recently declassified documents from the Reagan-Thatcher years, A Diplomatic Meeting: Reagan, Thatcher, and the Art of Summitry provides an innovative framework for understanding the development and nature of the special relationship between British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and American president Ronald Reagan, who were known as "political soulmates." James Cooper boldly challenges the popular conflation of the leaders' platforms, and proposes that Reagan and Thatcher's summitry highlighted unique features of domestic policy in their respective countries. Summits, ... More

Keywords: ronald reagan, margaret thatcher, anglo-american relations, special relationship, globalization, thatcherism, reaganism, g7 ottawa, jimmy carter, gerald ford, john brown engineering, westminster speech

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9780813154305
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813154305.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Cooper, author
York St John University