Posted in the Public Interest by Smoky Joe, JD, in Defense of Freedom
Following his fall from grace with Hollinger in late 2003, Christopher Grimes and John Lloyd wrote in the London Financial Times that Black was a more effective as a conservative political advocate than a businessman. "Yet Conrad Black's business ambitions probably always ran second to his urge to be an intellectual force of conservatism. He did not want to simply own newspapers. He wanted to use them to help to reshape the political culture of his native Canada, and to influence that of the United States, Britain and Israel", they wrote.
Personally, I always found him an inspiring figure. He did a lot for my career as think tank thinker. All in a good cause.