The Witch Is Dead, Long Live the Witch

I discovered it was possible to contain at least two attitudes simultaneously: on the one hand, revulsion toward and criticism of [Margaret Thatcher's] ideas, the policies of greed, selfishness, brutal colonialism and militarism, and, on the other hand, a grudging admiration of her ability to gate-crash her way to power as a female, continuously enduring personal attacks—the endless references to her hair, her handbag, her voice, even the angle of her head.


The independent British filmmaker Sally Potter, one of the filmmakers whose careers blossomed during Thatcher's time as PM, responding to the "Ding dong the witch is dead!" chants after Thatcher's death.

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