Entries by Conrad Black from 02/2012

Cheer Up Folks! Things Could be Worse

| Posted 02.01.2012 | Canada

Grumpy and worried though Americans may be, they can take some comfort from the fact that unlike in China, 60 per cent of the wealthy do not want to emigrate, and unlike Russia according to recent polls, nor do about 40 per cent of their whole population.

Don't Look to Canada as a Model of Human Rights

| Posted 02.09.2012 | Canada Politics

Recently Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told an Egyptian television network that the country should not look to the U.S. when devising a new constitution. One of the examples she cited was Canada. This is not a very ironclad guarantee of the people's rights.

Time's Fatuous and Egregious Coverage of Wall Street Prosecutor

| Posted 02.15.2012 | Canada

In coverage of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara taking on Wall Street firms, Time remains a staple for the smug, clichéd, only-in- America, lumpen bourgeoisie: the Mencken-roasted masses always ready to believe that if it's American it must be the best, and if it's happening in America, it must be good.

I Know FDR and Obama's No FDR

| Posted 02.22.2012 | Canada

It is outrageous that some commentators have compared President Obama to Franklin D. Roosevelt (not to mention the president's own immodest favourable comparison of himself to FDR and Lyndon Johnson and, for good measure, Abraham Lincoln).

Sex and the Presidency: Two Heads Better than One?

| Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada

The memoir of Mimi Alford of her affair as a White House intern with President John F. Kennedy reopens an intriguing question: Should the public be concerned with a president's sex-life?