Victorian Values/Jewish Values

Himmelfarb, Gertrude. "Victorian Values/Jewish Values." Commentary Magazine, February, 1989.


In her recent election campaign, replying to a television interviewer who observed, rather derisively, that she seemed to be approving of “Victorian values,” Margaret Thatcher enthusiastically agreed: “Oh exactly. Very much so. Those were the values when our country became great.” Quite suddenly, “Victorian values” seized the headlines and became an election issue.