Skimming the news, skimming the news... "Black Banned From Running Companies in Ontario"? What? That's an outrage! I am outraged!
Click on the link, and:
Conrad Black Banned From Running Public Companies in Ontario
Oh -- right. I'm not outraged at all. I'm pretty OK with that, actually.
I heard him read from his latest history book a while ago, and when he's not talking about himself, he's a very interesting and charming person. No doubt about it. I do, however, have a fundamental problem with his purposive approach to history, that the history of Canada has been leading to some thing, which I absolutely do not believe of any history, and is a line of thinking that gets you into some real trouble now and then, that there is this force of destiny behind everything. But if you accept that idea, then Black wrote an excellent book. But whatever.
Yeah. He's also taking on the cause of getting rid of jail sentences for non-violent crimes. And maybe, maybe not. But it's good to see him redirected like that.
Away from business.