Here are the Blogs in the Conrad Black
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
There are a few comparatively bright spots in the otherwise unspeakable horror of the terrorist outrages in Paris. As I wrote here after the Charlie Hebdo and Jewish Market murders in Paris in January of this year, the French know better than any other democracy how to deal with monstrous assaults on ...Read More...
Posted on 11/17/2015 6:50 AM by Conrad Black
Sunday, 8 November 2015
The new government has already declared that it will, as promised in the late election campaign, withdraw Canada’s token participation in the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, although it is continuing to train some local forces supported by the West. It should emphasize ...Read More...
Posted on 11/08/2015 5:04 AM by Conrad Black
Sunday, 1 November 2015
The incoming federal government has the strongest mandate since the election of Brian Mulroney 31 years ago; as Jean Chrétien won elections that were contested by five parties that would have been cliff-hangers if the opposition had been as consolidated as it became after he was ousted by his own party; ...Read More...
Posted on 11/01/2015 4:57 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 24 October 2015
In the dramatic fall of the Harper government and the meteoric doubling of the Liberal percentage of the popular vote, and quintupling of that party’s number of MPs, it is easy to lose sight of what the outgoing regime accomplished and even of what the most important shifts of electoral currents have ...Read More...
Posted on 10/24/2015 6:33 AM by Conrad Black
Thursday, 22 October 2015
The peculiarity of the American political scene now is a profound revulsion against the more than 20 years of misgovernment the country has suffered, from both parties and in all three branches. For the first time in living memory, and probably in the history of the country, the United States has endured ...Read More...
Posted on 10/22/2015 5:57 AM by Conrad Black
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Since the end of the Cold War, the American public and even the U.S. government appear to have lost almost all interest in Latin America, apart from immigration questions. While the Cold War was active, the Soviet Union had the will and the capability to distract the United States severely by promoting ...Read More...
Posted on 10/20/2015 6:00 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 17 October 2015
The arguments for voting for Conservative Leader Stephen Harper are numerous and persuasive. He has been a competent and diligent prime minister who has avoided fiscal imprudence, brought us well through the 2008 financial crisis and has gone to great and imaginative lengths to keep taxes down and shrink ...Read More...
Posted on 10/17/2015 7:59 AM by Conrad Black
Sunday, 11 October 2015
It is astonishing that, with barely a week left before the federal election, pollsters seem to agree the principal issue between the main parties is whether the face-covering niqab can be worn by a handful of women when they take their oath as new citizens of Canada, having privately satisfied authorities ...Read More...
Posted on 10/11/2015 5:32 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 10 October 2015
In the week in which the Russians escalated their attacks on the Syrian factions being assisted by the United States and what is left of the Western Alliance, and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas renounced the long-dead letter of the Oslo Agreement (for which his predecessor Yasser Arafat and the Israeli ...Read More...
Posted on 10/10/2015 5:01 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 3 October 2015
With just over two weeks before the federal election, several points appear to be emerging.
The New Democrats have been given their star turn as a potential government, but have not made it. Their leader, Thomas Mulcair, has avoided the pink scare — deservedly, as he is not an extremist — but New ...Read More...
Posted on 10/03/2015 8:52 AM by Conrad Black
Sunday, 27 September 2015
It is with inexpressible pleasure that I reply to the attack on me this week by Dr. Michael Mann, the discredited harpy of the now almost defunct global warming movement.
Readers may recall that last week, Mann made a cameo appearance in my column about the coalition industriously cobbled together ...Read More...
Posted on 09/27/2015 5:17 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 19 September 2015
The Leap Manifesto unveiled by Naomi Klein and a coalition of somewhat kindred spirits this week in Toronto illustrates the phenomenon of regrouping in which the shattered Old Left, heavily buffeted eco-zealots, imperishable agitators for the native people, and the detritus of organized labour, together ...Read More...
Posted on 09/19/2015 9:00 AM by Conrad Black
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Republicans find themselves at the confluence of two powerful political streams, a fortuitous occurrence complicated by the fact that the streams are colliding, as if rolling inexorably toward each other from two mighty sources diametrically opposite.
The Republicans have a lock on that vast mass ...Read More...
Posted on 09/16/2015 7:57 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 12 September 2015
The interruption of the election campaign by the refugee crisis exposes the utter bankruptcy of much of multi-partisan Canadian foreign policy.
Not foreseeing that any such interest by desperate foreigners for sanctuary could arise, we have pre-empted our national appetite for such causes by steadily ...Read More...
Posted on 09/12/2015 5:13 PM by Conrad Black
Thursday, 9 July 2015
It is 75 years since Winston Churchill referred to Russia as “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” It is today a much reduced entity, but it is still a politically mysterious country. The struggle that has continued — sometimes quietly but flaring intermittently since the time of Peter the ...Read More...
Posted on 07/09/2015 5:58 AM by Conrad Black