Black, Conrad

He destroyed half of Canada’s newspapers, started the overtly right-wing National Post and then sold it to someone more right-wing than himself, told his shareholders he was going to screw them and then did exactly that. He may have been the most arrogant rich person this side of the Arab Emirates through the 1990s and into the 21st century. But he did use his money to write the best biography of FDR that exists. Now living above a Laundromat somewhere in the suburbs of Toronto and spending his days trying to elude various international financial prosecutors. There are worse guys than Conrad Black. It’s just hard to find them out in public braying so loudly you remember their names.

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