Entries by Conrad Black from 12/2011

Time to Re-Civilize the Nomination Process

| Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

A presidential campaign is a terribly punishing and destructive process. Nothing is off-limits to the media; no dirty tricks are too dirty. And at the end of the gold and black rainbow is the bipartisan enthusiasm to criminalize policy differences.

Someone Please Pull the Plug on Pat Buchanan

| Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada
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I am afraid that Pat Buchanan has become a babbling idiot. Pat's latest outrage, parroting Hoover, that Roosevelt was morally responsible for the Pacific War, is absurd. Like all Americans, he should be grateful to Churchill and Roosevelt, instead of carping in ambush at them.

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? Israel Survives the Arab Winter

| Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada Politics

The Islamists may be gaining ground but all indications are that the Arab masses are finally becoming more skeptical about the endless recourse to the red herring of Israel by their leaders to distract them from the despotism and misrule that has been imposed upon them by theocracies and secular states alike throughout the post-colonial era.)

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? Europe's Currency Crisis

| Posted 12.30.2011 | Canada Business

The idea of a united Europe was always a fable of course, as some of us warned, and it was compounded by a policy of not hearing, seeing, or speaking any evil about the European ideal that was bound to lead to tears.