VIDEO: Stuart Hall Puts Thatcherism in Context


Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died, but her legacy of the rise of corporate influence and Neo-Liberalism survives her.

Stuart Hall spoke with MEF Executive Director Sut Jhally last summer about the updated reissue of the seminal book he co-authored, Policing the Crisis. In this clip Hall explains the cause and effects of Thatcherism and describes it as a huge transition between two conjunctions … a moment that saw the disintegration of the post-war welfare state and the transition to privatization and the enormous disparity of wealth.