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Archive of posts published in the tag: Conrad Black

Reconciling Flaws with Success

Even supporters have trouble reconciling Trumps flaws with his success.  Half of Trump supporters like him as he is, and half just like him more than the Jacobins running for the Democratic slots.  They prefer Trump’s character flaws to the bad ideas of the Democrats which pour forth uncontrollably.  The mobocracy fo the Kavanaugh hearing scares them more.

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Conrad Black on American Legal System

“The U.S. criminal justice system, because of the corruption of the plea bargain system that facilitates the prosecutors’ extortion of perjured inculpatory evidence with impunity, is just an immense kangaroo court.”

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FDR and Trump

“Putting markets under economic discipline is where progressivism, socialism, fascism, and nationalism all intersect, each of those ideas being based on the superstition that the nation has interests distinct from those of the people who compose the nation.”

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Some Thoughts on 2017

“History does repeat itself, but the soundtrack is different, and the sequel is usually disappointing”. – HO

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The Capital of Incarceration

Conrad Black writes Eric Garner’s America in The National Review. Excerpts: The United States has six to twelve times as many incarcerated people per capita as other prosperous democracies: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom. This appalling state of…

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A Chance for a Coalition

  Conrad Black writes Eric Garner’s America in The National Review. Excerpts: African Americans must not imagine that, even though they may be the principal and most frequent victims of the police and prosecution and court and prison systems of…

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No More Munichs- defined

Conrad Black writes Battle of the Cliches in The National Review excerpt: “No more Munichs” must mean no more complicity in foreign aggression — it must not mean that the West will prevent any injustice that occurs everywhere in the world even if it is…

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Keynes and Hayek Labels

Conrad Black writes Battle of the Cliches in The National Review excerpt: In economics, Keynes and Hayek have become simplistic labels, Keynes for spending out of recessions with deficit financing and Hayek for economic shrinkage of government. In fact, 75…

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No Good Solution Will Come from a Bad Diagnosis

From  Dodd-Frank: Wrong, Wrong, Wrong by Contrad Black in the National Review online version 8/11/11 The two most offensive aspects of Dodd-Frank are that it is part of the concerted bipartisan effort of the entire political class to pretend that…

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Perpetuating Economic Ignornance

Conrad Black writes in the National Review online edition April 28, 2011 The Media Don’t Get Economics And this illiteracy has a high price. excerpt: In the 27 months of the Obama administration, there have been spectacular rises in the…

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A Year of Naïve Amateurism

At National Review Conrad Black writes “An Awful First Year”. A Comprehensive rant about Team Obama’s first year,  this passage focuses on an historical perspective of presidential foreign policies: Dwight D. Eisenhower came into office determined to end the Korean…

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