VICTORIAN ELITE: Still subscribing to the warmongering National Post? Still buying the defiant lies of Conrad Black? Still able to stomach Jonathan Kay’s nauseating hagiographizing of his Lordship? PITY…

THE VICIOUSNESS OF CONRAD’S ELITISM IS WRITTEN ON HIS FACE

Ever the historian, Mr. Black repeatedly looks to the great men of history and literature to illuminate his struggle.

At various points, he compares his situation to that of Caesar, de Gaulle, the Bataan death marchers, Napoleon, the Romanovs, the victims of the French revolution, Job, Isaiah, Arthur Koestler’s Rubashov, and the French Marquisards. In some cases, he switches period costumes several times within the same page.

Mr. Black is a brilliant writer, but his obsession with history borders on monomania: He seems incapable of tying his shoes or putting milk on his Corn Flakes without the act reminding him, in some way, of the Battle of the Somme or of the Bismark’s duel with the HMS Hood.

– JONATHAN KAY, NATIONAL POST EDITOR

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