A collection of the former Prime Minister's speeches and articles, `Statecraft' brought Margaret Thatcher's unrivalled political experience to bear on the challenges of the early new millennium. Margaret Thatcher's influence on modern politics continues to be undeniable, controversial and unmatched by any other statesman or woman. In `Statecraft', Britain's first ever female Prime Minister discussed the dangers and opportunities of the new millennium. In her own words, it is a book about our future: `In this age of spin-doctors and sound bites, the ever-present danger is that leaders will follow fashion and not their instincts and beliefs. That was not how the West won the Cold War, not how we created the basis for today's freedom and prosperity. If we wish to make our achievements secure for our children and grandchildren, the West must stay vigilant and strong. In this book it will be my purpose to show that it can - and must - be done.'