Here are the Blogs in the Conrad Black
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
For twenty years, during most of which I was at least a part-time resident of the U.S. and a newspaper owner in many American states, I proposed moving Presidents’ Day a week forward, to facilitate designating it as celebrating the birthdays of all four of the presidents that I think qualify as great ...Read More...
Posted on 02/17/2015 2:12 PM by Conrad Black
Sunday, 15 February 2015
When Pierre Trudeau introduced individual rights as a method of muddying the waters in the onslaught by Quebec nationalists on the division of federal-provincial rights in 1968, I supported it, although I was one of the many who predicted that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, adopted in 1982, would ...Read More...
Posted on 02/15/2015 5:40 AM by Conrad Black
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
NBC anchor Brian Williams, who, after ten years of what Mao Tse-tung condemned as “putting on the airs of the veteran,” is in limbo after being exposed as a fraudulent poseur as a war correspondent under fire in Iraq. But this is tokenism, scapegoating; many prominent news commentators are in the entertainment ...Read More...
Posted on 02/11/2015 4:19 PM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 7 February 2015
Last week in this column I bewailed the persecution of Joseph Groia by the Law Society of Upper Canada for alleged incivility to the point of professional misconduct in a trial in which he secured the acquittal of John Felderhof, the only person accused in the immense, $6-billion Bre-X mining fraud ...Read More...
Posted on 02/07/2015 9:57 AM by Conrad Black
Friday, 6 February 2015
The negotiations being conducted by the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (the U.S., the U.K., France, China, and Russia) and Germany with Iran over the Iranian nuclear program have assumed a very high importance in American domestic politics, even as the subject becomes ...Read More...
Posted on 02/06/2015 2:22 PM by Conrad Black
Sunday, 1 February 2015
Very inadequate attention has been paid to the persecution of Joseph Groia, former director of enforcement of the Ontario Securities Commission and a prominent Toronto barrister. He has been the subject of an unfeasible charge from the Law Society of Upper Canada of “incivility” in the lengthy trial ...Read More...
Posted on 02/01/2015 6:19 AM by Conrad Black
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
The president’s State of the Union message last Tuesday was in many respects, and as has been much remarked upon, an appalling document. It was verbose, stylistically grating, and largely fraudulent, as it took credit for benign developments that have not occurred and unctuously denounced political ...Read More...
Posted on 01/28/2015 2:56 PM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 24 January 2015
It is distressing to witness the waffling and quibbling in both federal opposition parties over Canada’s contribution to the anti-terrorist effort in the Middle East, and even more depressing to note the failure of the opposition to show any recognition of the nature of the intensifying struggle between ...Read More...
Posted on 01/24/2015 1:17 PM by Conrad Black
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
The aftermath of the French terrorist attacks has, so far, confirmed the helpful resolve that was the general French response to the Charlie Hebdo and kosher-market murders in Paris. The realistic objective after these outrages and the great march was that the national and religious-Muslim leaders would ...Read More...
Posted on 01/21/2015 5:24 AM by Conrad Black
Sunday, 18 January 2015
The Paris March for Unity on Sunday was one of the epochal occasions of this still-young century. There was absolutely none of the mealy-mouthed waffling that echoed hollowly around this country, following the murder of eight members of a rather scurrilous and tasteless French magazine, along with four ...Read More...
Posted on 01/18/2015 4:56 AM by Conrad Black
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
I long ago predicted that France will show the way to the appropriate response to Arab extremism. It is not the least irony that this should happen under the most improbable person to lead the French state in its history, not excluding the ill-favored trio of Charles (II) the Bald, Charles the Fat, ...Read More...
Posted on 01/13/2015 2:12 PM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 10 January 2015
As I was sitting down to write about the atrocity in France, my wife Barbara hove into view, always a delicious sight, and announced that she was writing elsewhere on the same subject and that I could not do it. So I will not, other than to say that France had to admit more than a million Algerian Muslims ...Read More...
Posted on 01/10/2015 4:43 PM by Conrad Black
Thursday, 1 January 2015
On Understanding the Crash, edited by Gerald Frost.
This well-assembled group of brief essays on the 2008 economic crisis and the resulting Great Recession provides a pithy and rigorous summary of those very complicated and universally influential events. The Danube Institute in Budapest is not an ...Read More...
Posted on 01/01/2015 2:09 PM by Conrad Black