Conrad Black is a good friend of President Trump. And he is a very upbeat prognosticator of of our troubled times. But this little historical expedition to the French Revolution and de Gaulle’s 1968 power play are amusing and give an interesting comparison to the madness of the lunatic fringe of the Democrat party. Of course that fringe now encompasses the whole party so it’s an unusual situation. Fun to read.
Since the Brexit vote in 2016 I have been hoping against my better judgement that the Brits will be successful and unshackle themselves from the stinking corpse of the Holy Roman Empire. But everyone I read seems either more pessimistic than I am or is gaslighting us into the hopelessness of escape. Thank you, Conrad Black, for an opposing and reasoned opinion. I realize that Black is an ally of Theresa May but that doesn’t mean he’s wrong or that she won’t be able to provide Brexit. she knows the voters want it and she knows that the majority of her Tories are against it. She has to negotiate the difference and then hope to run out the clock once the EU negotiations fail to provide a satisfactory “Soft Brexit.” I hope he’s right. I believe there’s less than three months to the end date. Fingers crossed.
15MAY2018 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Why is Trump A President Like No Other by Victor Davis Hanson
My post here is an echo of an echo. Hanson is giving a description of Conrad Black’s biography of Trump, “Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other“. Victor Davis Hanson is very often a good read, no matter the subject, and this article is no different. It has inspired me to get this biography even though I recently read a different (and less friendly one) one. I liked Hanson’s review so I reviewed it! Seriously, there’s nothing groundbreaking in this article but if you are interested in the biography and like Hanson’s style it’s a nice read.
[post script – After further reflection this is actually an echo of an echo of an echo. I’m writing about Hanson writing about Black writing about Trump]