: Even The soviet union was not socialist in my opinion ,at the most optimistic terms it was a state-controlled capitalism.
The soviet union was just the sum total of the elitist tradition within socialism that championed socialism for the people not by the people, thankfully it's dying off, although it's proponents and apologists are still hanging around acting like conflict never happens or shouldnt happen and championing vanguardism and this or that text book.
: The role of Tatcher was only reapearing the crude face of capitalism
: and imperialism,The crude face which was made hidden because of the fear of communism.
No Thatcherism was an entirely new phenomena, a highly ideological coup that appealed to vague anti-tax populism in order to take power and then employed clever black propaganda in power to blacken socialism, an exercise made all the easier by the socialists who insisted socialism was still something after the fashion of the USSR or voluntary poverty or nineteenth century class division.