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Telling it like it is — as Thatcher said to Gorbachev

At one stage they argued about the merits of capitalism versus communism and she told him: We are all capitalists. The only difference is that for you it’s the state that invests, while for us it’s private individuals Gorbachev was apparently flummoxed.

[From the article “Mission to Moscow”. Sunday Times 5 April 1987.]