Conrad Black

Justin Trudeau is not a racist – but he is a fool

28 September 2019 9:00 am

The election campaign was off to an unexciting start even by Canada’s standards. A well-known but fluffy incumbent, Liberal Justin…

20th-century assassins – How to be a Dictator reviewed

14 September 2019 9:00 am

Frank Dikötter has written a very lively and concise analysis of the techniques and personalities of eight 20th-century dictators: Mussolini,…

Max Hastings vs Boris Johnson: I know who I’d trust more

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Sir Max Hastings, whom I engaged as editor of the Daily Telegraph in 1986 and who stayed in that role…

A presidential pardon for my ‘miraculously shrinking crime’

25 May 2019 9:00 am

I owe my return to these pages to the pardon I have received from the President of the United States.…

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Trump told me I got a ‘bad rap’

23 May 2019 9:14 pm

I owe my return to these pages to the pardon I have received from the President of the United States.…

James Gillray’s ‘Maniac Ravings or Little Boney in a Strong Fit’ (published 24 May 1803). From Bonaparte and the British: Prints and Propaganda in the Age of Napoleon by Tim Clayton and Sheila O’Connell (The British Museum, £25, pp. 246, ISBN 9780714126937). The book accompanies an exhibition at the British Museum until 16 August

Man of destiny: Napoleon was always convinced he was the chosen one

16 May 2015 9:00 am

It is almost inconceivable that there could be a more densely detailed book about Napoleon than this — 800 crowded…

Conrad Black’s diary: Why I won’t join the campaign against Rob Ford

1 February 2014 9:00 am

When visiting Britain and Australia last November, I discovered that the mayor of Toronto, Robert Ford, is now the world’s…

Conrad Black’s diary: Sydney, Murdoch, Paxman and other stories

23 November 2013 9:00 am

What a pleasure it was to be back in Sydney this month after an absence of 14 years. That city…

Conrad Black’s farewell to the British press

3 August 2013 9:00 am

The astonishing level of enthusiasm over the birth of the new prince goes far beyond the pleasure that people naturally…