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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 01/13/2012

‘The Iron Lady’: How the Heritage Foundation sees Margaret Thatcher

As “The Iron Lady” is released across the country Friday, the Heritage Foundation has produced its own cinematic depiction of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the conservative contributions she has made over the course of decades.

The Heritage Foundation has a long-standing, special relationship with Thatcher. She is Patron of The Heritage Foundation and, in 2005, Heritage announced the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom with a $3 million gift from the Margaret Thatcher Foundation.

At the time, Heritage president Ed Feulner said, “This will be Lady Thatcher’s most significant legacy in the United States,” adding, “We at Heritage are honored that she would entrust that responsibility to us, and we will work tirelessly to promote the ideas she represents.”

The center is charged with five major goals:

— Protecting and improving relations between the U.S. and Britain.

— Advancing American and British interests in Europe.

— Preserving American and British sovereignty against threats from the European Union and other organizations.

— Promoting American and British joint leadership in the global war on terror.

— Defending the Anglo-American free-enterprise system and promoting why it as the road to future prosperity and economic democracy.

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