Here are the Blogs in the Conrad Black category.
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Saturday, 2 April 2016
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Most Americans are as offended by the stylistic shortcomings of Donald Trump as most civilised foreigners are. But few foreigners are aware of the anger and fear among the American public that causes millions of people to overlook Trump’s infelicities and support him. The United States is not accustomed ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/02/2016 7:35 AM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 24 March 2016
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The feverish activity concerning a third-party race by Republican defectors from Trump is sawdust. Any such effort would replicate the nonsensical challenges of Henry Wallace against Harry Truman in 1948 and John Anderson against Ronald Reagan in 1980. These ideological tantrums gained 2.4 percent of ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2016 10:22 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 22 March 2016
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Rob Ford was devoted to Toronto and its people and was always accessible to every Torontonian. He did as he promised and sharply reduced spending by the municipal government and was one of the most personally popular mayors in the city's history. Those who knew him will remember him as a loyal and lively ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2016 1:16 PM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 20 March 2016
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An avalanche of messages came in after last week’s column denouncing the removal from the campus of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo of the statue of John A. Macdonald and the cancellation of the plan to put up statues of the country’s other 21 former prime ministers, because of Macdonald’s alleged ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/20/2016 8:44 AM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 17 March 2016
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Those who initially saw the Trump candidacy as an exercise in buffoonery and exhibitionism, and gradually accepted it as an insurgency, now see it as an attempt to hijack and ravish the Republican party and even to hoodwink the entire electorate. The alternative interpretation has been that Donald Trump, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/17/2016 7:19 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 12 March 2016
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Canada is suffering from a prolonged pandemic of moral self-flagellation promoted by hemophiliac bleeding hearts and militant native agitators. The latest outburst of it is the recent decision of the governors of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont., to withdraw from an arrangement to erect ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/12/2016 4:06 PM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 4 March 2016
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It is with great regret that I take public issue with my colleague John Robson, a columnist and editorial writer for the National Post, in this case over his comments on Donald Trump in this newspaper on Monday. John completely missed the point of the Trump candidacy. Donald Trump polled extensively ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2016 5:05 PM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 1 March 2016
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Each week as I prepare to write about something other than the primary season, a new hobgoblin pops up that compels me to stick with the same subject. The extent of the Trump insurgency in the GOP, but pulling many traditionally Democratic voters as well, has been amply publicized and his progress through ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2016 6:13 PM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 23 February 2016
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Both the United States and Great Britain crossed historic thresholds last week. I will get to the British in a few paragraphs. No Republican candidate who has won the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries has ever been denied his party's nomination, and the only people who have never before run ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/23/2016 12:02 PM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 20 February 2016
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The Pope’s ill-considered comments about Donald Trump are of a piece with hysterical overreactions to him and his candidacy in this and other countries. No pope has ever overtly intervened in an American political campaign before. Such interventions are not historically uncommon in some places. Pius ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/20/2016 2:03 PM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 16 February 2016
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Saturday evening's debate in Greenville, S.C., was not a great night for the Republicans. All of the five surviving candidates accomplished more or less what they set out to achieve. But the atmosphere of accusation and almost continuous interruption must have reduced the credibility of the whole group ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/16/2016 6:59 PM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 13 February 2016
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Three horrible notions of government intervention have been floating around in Canada recently, and they should be vaporized before they settle in the nostrils of the federal government, historically susceptible as federal Liberals have sometimes been to nasty outbreaks of that contagion. First is the ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/13/2016 5:06 AM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 12 February 2016
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The New Hampshire primary illustrated the determination of the American public to chastise the political class responsible for the successive national disasters of the last 20 years, both parties, all branches and levels of government. The country that rose from a couple of million colonists (and their ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/12/2016 2:10 PM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 6 February 2016
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The defence review that the federal government has promised by the end of 2016 will be the first in more than 20 years. Given the amounts of money and numbers of people and strategic and industrial questions involved, and the infrequency of such searching examinations, it will be a very important initiative ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/06/2016 7:39 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 3 February 2016
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Bernie Sanders was the big winner in Iowa, as he had, as he called it, a “virtual tie” with Hillary Clinton, and the Vermont senator has set himself a fine launch into the neighboring state of New Hampshire, where he should trounce Mrs. Clinton next week. The Republican night was toe-curlingly excruciating. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/03/2016 5:04 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 27 January 2016
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The presidential political tides are shifting in all directions. The recent vigorous attacks on Donald Trump in National Review and The Weekly Standard by an imposing phalanx of commentators, including some eminent conservative intellectuals, coupled to the deterioration of the Clinton campaign and ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2016 5:44 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 24 January 2016
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The anti-John A. Macdonald demonstration by a group of protesting native people in Kingston on Jan. 11, the 201st birthday of the country’s chief founder, was a shocking incident that has been under-publicized. At the same time as an effigy of Macdonald was hanged, burned, and stabbed, there was a respectful ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/24/2016 5:31 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 17 January 2016
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China’s greatest senior level government purges and its greatest roll-back of freedom of expression since the lunacy of the Maoist Cultural Revolution almost 50 years ago have been occurring for several years and have been relatively passively noticed in the world. Where in earlier times purges were ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2016 5:54 AM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 15 January 2016
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The West’s leaders have failed conspicuously, yet again, over world oil prices, as they have failed as a group to grapple with almost any serious problem for some years. The latest fiasco is the attempt by the leaders of the democratic world to blame their economic ills on the decline of the world oil ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2016 7:47 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 10 January 2016
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The North Koreans, perhaps the loopiest regime in the world that actually governs a defined and recognized country, now claims to have a hydrogen bomb. In reality, it may not yet, but eventually it will. We have chiefly the Chinese to thank for this, as North Korea could not in practice accomplish anything ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2016 5:30 AM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 8 January 2016
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The country, bloody, bowed, is yet lumbering determinedly forward, toward the last year of the Obama economic, social, and geopolitical miracle. All polls, from right to left, show the administration’s disapproval rating 10 to 20 points ahead of its approval rating; all show 65 to 80 percent of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/08/2016 7:24 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 19 December 2015
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The principal news about Donald Trump’s candidacy for the U.S. Republican presidential nomination is not the sometimes controversial things that he says, but the increasingly hysterical responses to him from the traditionally respectable political quarters that he discomforts. In this shrill political ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2015 8:24 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 15 December 2015
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It is time to look more seriously at the Donald Trump presidential candidacy. He continues to lead the polls among Republicans; his closest rivals seem now to be Senators Mario Rubio and Ted Cruz, easing ahead of Dr. Ben Carson. There does not seem to have been much effort to see the Trump candidacy ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/15/2015 4:07 PM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 13 December 2015
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My views of the Paris conference on the environment were published here last week and need not be revisited. But I think the phenomenon of climate change rigidity is so unusual and widespread, it is worthy of more analysis. We start from the fact that absolutely everyone is an environmentalist in the ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/13/2015 5:55 AM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 10 December 2015
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There is something deeply disturbing about the Obama administration’s handling of the Islamic-terrorism issue, from Iraq and Syria to San Bernardino; and with its feckless preoccupation with climate-change questions. The country is about to enter the last year of Obama’s administration, which opened ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/10/2015 5:59 AM by Conrad Black
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