I do not regard the swing to Thatcherism - as it has been called - as more than a passing phenomenon in the evolution of the Conservative Party.
The mission of this government is much more than the promotion of economic progress. It is to renew the spirit and solidarity of the nation.
Margaret Thatcher 06/06/1979
Thatcherism is what you make of it. It was a knowledge that Butskellism did not work, but that one could not adopt market economics and patriotism without having a clear idea of what they entail. Thatcherism's mood was one of impatience with what was going on, the feeling that there were too many Old Etonian's around. In the beginning was the mood, and the mood became Thatcher. It was essentially beliefs, not ideas.
Alfred Sherman 11/1990
On Margaret Thatcher & Thatcherism