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.

Mueller’s Collusion Hoax Collapses

The sudden death of the unutterable nonsense of collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and the Russian government, announced as it was in the hand-off to the Southern New York U.S. Attorney of the shabby fruit of Michael Cohen’s plea bargaining, has divided onlookers into three communities of opinion. The true believers in

By | 2018-12-12T22:07:56-07:00 December 11th, 2018|

The West Needs to Rediscover Talent for Self-Government

As they honor George H.W. Bush and take note of the latest implausible speculation about Robert Mueller’s inquiry and related matters, Americans should be aware of the deterioration of the political institutions and governments of Europe. France only a few months ago was widely looked to as a likely source of political renovation

By | 2018-12-06T23:47:40-07:00 December 5th, 2018|

The Nixon ‘Road Map’ Won’t Save Mueller’s Futile Prosecution

Completely insufficient attention has been paid to the recent revelations about the grand jury and federal court findings against President Richard Nixon. In a word, the entire basis of the case against Nixon himself has been completely undermined. This certainly has not happened in respect of those who undoubtedly committed the crimes of

By | 2018-11-30T01:01:44-07:00 November 30th, 2018|

Get Ready for High Gear Compartmentalization

The controversy over acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is the inane death rattle of the Democratic addiction to the idea, pushed by the 90 percent-hostile press, that President Trump must remain handcuffed to an endless special counsel inquiry. This conviction persists, despite Robert Mueller’s failure—and the failure of his Justice Department predecessors—to turn

By | 2018-11-21T22:11:16-07:00 November 20th, 2018|

Post-Midterm Meltdowns

Not even a week had elapsed after the midterm elections before there were eruptions of foolishness in Washington and abroad that do not augur well for an improved climate of relations in domestic or international affairs. CNN has sued the president and his entourage for revoking Jim Acosta’s White House press pass. This

By | 2018-11-16T21:49:26-07:00 November 15th, 2018|

Trump Is Blessed with His Enemies

At this point, the Democrats appear to have a lead in the House of Representatives of about 30 or 40 members, a relatively small edge in an undisciplined chamber, and the Republicans have purged the NeverTrumpers, led (with his customary uncertainty) by departing House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). In the Senate, President Trump

By | 2018-11-11T21:57:14-07:00 November 10th, 2018|

Trump’s Winning Demeanor

The problem with all the advice to the president urging him to change his demeanor is that it is given for the wrong reason and at the wrong time. As I have often recounted, since Donald Trump attacks the entire political system and almost everyone in or near it in both parties (including

By | 2018-10-30T20:57:48-07:00 October 29th, 2018|

A New Lady for the United Nations

As the position of ambassador to the United Nations is about to be vacant, from the retirement of the well-regarded Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina, and the president is considering alternatives, I wish to throw someone’s hat in the ring. It is sometimes hard to believe, but the embassy to the

By | 2018-10-16T20:32:15-07:00 October 15th, 2018|

Trump Wins the Kavanaugh Poker Match

When the cant and emotionalism and bilious partisanship have subsided, the Kavanaugh episode will be seen as a decisive watershed. President Trump knew how critical a turn it would be to have a fifth confirmed conservative interpreter of the Constitution for the first time since 1940, three years after Franklin D. Roosevelt threatened

By | 2018-10-12T21:54:13-07:00 October 11th, 2018|