NCPA Economic Policy Forum
In his new book Ladies for Liberty: Women Who Made a Difference in American History John Blundell provides a lively portrait of more than 20 leading American women who helped shape the political and social fabric of the United States. Ladies for Liberty combats the myth that women want, and benefit from, big government. The underlying motivation of the women portrayed in the book is that self-determination is a virtue, and that individuals should be allowed to pursue their own ends, free from coercion.
With this collection of biographies, Blundell informs and inspires readers. His selection focuses on women of Conservative/ Libertarian views who were active in politics, or were business owners, writers or other cultural figures. All of them were revolutionary, some directly influencing the colonial breakaway from Great Britain, some fighting for abolition, others breaking new ground professionally.
Blundell is also the author of Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of the Iron Lady and Waging the War of Ideas. He serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs, the UK's most influential think tank, where he was Director General from 1993 through 2009. Blundell was an informal advisor to Margaret Thatcher from the time she was Education Secretary of the U.K. through her tenure as Prime Minister.