Sunday, March 18, 2007

Conrad Black - Complex character

I can't help but have some sympathy for Conrad Black.

Whatever else you want to say about him, he's a remarkable man who amassed a world-class financial empire, gained a peerage and was an important fixture of influential society on three continents.

And as if that wasn't enough, he also found time to pen serious, scholarly and well-respected biographies including tomes on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and Maurice Duplessis.

I can't help it: No matter what kind of pompous fool Conrad Black might be, I'd still kill to have as many words at my fingertips as he seems to drop with ease.

If only he had used those powers for good instead of evil.

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