Conrad Black

About Conrad Black

Conrad Black has been one of Canada’s most prominent financiers for 40 years, and was one of the leading newspaper publishers in the world as owner of the British telegraph newspapers, the Fairfax newspapers in Australia, the Jerusalem Post, Chicago Sun-Times and scores of smaller newspapers in the U.S., and most of the daily newspapers in Canada. He is the author of authoritative biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Richard Nixon, one-volume histories of the United States and Canada, and most recently of Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other. He is a member of the British House of Lords as Lord Black of Crossharbour.

This Tawdry Impeachment Spectacle Must Run Its Course

As far as can be determined, the question of whether the Senate should conduct a trial or dismiss the spurious articles of impeachment as unworthy of trial by vote of the majority, is being addressed as a matter of President Trump’s political convenience. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is doubtless sincere and may be accurate in

By | 2020-01-16T19:41:45-07:00 January 16th, 2020|Tags: |

Critics Discount Too Much of Trump’s Job Performance

Among the Trump-haters, the scramble is on to rationalize the successful killing of Qassem Soleimani.  These include all brands of Trump-dissenters, from the civilized supporters of other approaches to the presidency to those who regard the incumbent with distaste but wish the country well, down through the ranks of the obsessive, the paroxysmally mad, the

By | 2020-01-14T17:49:51-07:00 January 13th, 2020|Tags: |

The Humpty Dumpty Fate of Post-Reagan Consensus

The predicted has happened in Iran and more quickly than had been expected. On the evening of the day on which the Iranian authorities managed to bungle the funeral of their late terrorist chief, Qasem Soleimani, at least 50 people were trampled to death in their grief, and the crisis over the supposed escalation of

By | 2020-01-10T20:23:47-07:00 January 9th, 2020|Tags: |

Americans Will Rally Around Trump on Iran

The Democrats have stumbled into yet another beartrap in their unanimous objection to President Trump’s order to kill the world’s leading terrorist, Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. The same misdirected solicitude that caused the Washington Post to describe ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after he was driven to suicide by U.S. special operators, as an “austere

By | 2020-01-08T00:23:28-07:00 January 6th, 2020|Tags: |

Democrats Must Live with Consequences of Their Foolish Impeachment Farce

The NeverTrump campaign has sputtered to a ludicrous and pitiful end with this year. Having dragged its media lackeys and the dwindling curiosity of the country through an absurd burlesque of a “solemn, sad,” impeachment process—without alleging any actual illegalities—the NeverTrump campaign has rushed through in a procedural Star Chamber because of the “urgency” of

By | 2019-12-26T16:14:26-07:00 December 26th, 2019|Tags: |

A Contemptible Tissue of Lies Surrounds Impeachment

Even as the House Democrats voted to impeach the president this week, there was universal recognition that the effort to remove him was a dead pigeon on arrival at the Senate (assuming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi summons the courage to apprise the Senate officially of the results of the House vote). The battle, for some

By | 2019-12-20T19:33:27-07:00 December 20th, 2019|Tags: |

After the British Elections: Making the Anglosphere Great Again

The greatest significance in last week’s decisive and seminal British election is the victory it contains for the solidarity of the English-speaking peoples and the strength, coherence, and legitimacy of what Europeans frequently refer to as the Anglo-Saxons. Of course, broadly, the English-speaking advanced democracies have much in common with Western Europe, and to a

By | 2019-12-17T22:52:24-07:00 December 16th, 2019|Tags: |

Trump ‘Disdainers’ Are Worse Than the Haters, But Equally Irrelevant

While Donald Trump’s haters intrepidly maintain there are grounds to impeach the president, the mere Trump disdainers at times can be more tiresome, because they approve of Trump’s policies but do everything necessary to avoid being branded Trump apologists. There is a slight redemptive quality in the helpless, irrational, and often demented fury of the

By | 2019-12-12T20:03:32-07:00 December 12th, 2019|Tags: |

They Were a Great Generation of Americans

The 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Saturday was widely observed and brought back to public discussion the achievements of what has been called “The Greatest Generation.” This was the term popularized, I believe, by NBC newscaster Tom Brokaw to describe the generation of Americans that came through the Great Depression,

By | 2019-12-10T21:40:55-07:00 December 9th, 2019|Tags: |

The Cacophonous Fantasyland of Anti-Trump Hysteria

The disgraceful hooting and whistling that greeted Melania Trump last week when she spoke against the opioid epidemic in Baltimore, and particularly the somewhat supportive description of it in parts of the anti-Trump media, illustrate the depths that have been plumbed by the Trump-haters. The first lady’s performance in her difficult position has been entirely

By | 2019-12-03T18:17:52-07:00 December 3rd, 2019|Tags: |

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