The Heritage Foundation
A Margaret Thatcher Freedom Lecture
United States of … America, or Europe?
Journalist, Author, and Political Commentator
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Auditorium
214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
25 years ago, in her groundbreaking 1988 Bruges speech, Margaret Thatcher spoke against the rise of a supranational federal Europe, warning that “to try to suppress nationhood and concentrate power at the center of a European conglomerate would be highly damaging and would jeopardize the objectives we seek to achieve… We have not successfully rolled back the frontiers of the state in Britain, only to see them re-imposed at a European level with a European super-state exercising a new dominance from Brussels.” With the troubles of the Eurozone and the wider European Project, has she been proved right? And, as the European super-state approaches, does traditional U.S. support for the ever-closer integration of the European Union look unwise?
Charles Moore is one of the United Kingdom’s leading political commentators. He has been editor of The Spectator (1984-90), The Sunday Telegraph (1992-5), and The Daily Telegraph(1995-2003). He is the authorized biographer of Margaret Thatcher and continues to write forThe Spectator and The Daily Telegraph.