May 10, 2019

SPECIAL: Interview with Conrad Black about his NEW book, “The Canadian Manifesto”

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


I can’t believe how prolific Conrad Black is as an author.

His last book about Donald Trump was great — not only is Black one of the few journalists who truly understands Trump, but he is also a personal friend of his, from before his presidential days. So it was a great review of the 45th president from someone who really knows him. I loved it.

Well, Black has a new book out — and it’s 100% Canadian.

It’s even called The Canadian Manifesto, which sounds like a political call to arms, sounds like a blueprint for a movement!

I had so much fun talking with him about his Trump book, I sat down with him to talk about this one.

Now, I only received a review copy just before we talked, so I hadn’t gone through it in depth as much as I wanted to before our interview.

So our conversation was partly about the book, and partly about life in general — including a surprising fact that Black told me about his time in prison, which I found very interesting.

You can buy The Canadian Manifesto at Amazon.ca HERE.

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commented 2019-05-13 19:47:57 -0400
I agree with the necessity of adding private health care if for no other reason than to ease the burden of the public system. In NZ the public system too has wait lists but there are private facilities available to those who can afford or have private insurance which take some pressure off the system.
commented 2019-05-11 18:45:43 -0400
He don’t seem to know Justin Trudeau very well, do he?
commented 2019-05-11 12:29:05 -0400
Liza – that’s what I was thinking. Conrad Black and Donald Trump are friends, and Trudeau hates Trump. I think given this, that Trudeau will try to stop Conrad Black from regaining his Canadian citizenship.
commented 2019-05-11 11:36:41 -0400
Re: Justin comment, maybe he doesn’t want to jinx his citizenship renewal.
commented 2019-05-11 11:27:45 -0400
That was a great interview, Conrad Black is always interesting to listen to.
I was however disturbed by what he said at the end about Justin Trudeau…’he’s a nice man and not as stupid as everyone thinks’.
What disturbs me about that is my own intransigence toward Jihadi-Justin-Groper and wanting to believe he’s a POS Canada-hating traitor and a morally bankrupt, intellectually challenged goof – because that’s impression I get based on his words, actions and attitude!

Who uses BUNK anymore!
commented 2019-05-11 10:38:02 -0400
Keith ,Liza ……When I hear speakers like Black and O’Leary, it gives me confidence that all is not lost yet. O;Leary going to University’s and crushing their pro Trudeau attitude would certainly help, however it won’t be enough. I feel that every High School teacher and University Professor has to be re-educated or FIRED.

Canada like the UK has to be completely Burned Down and re-built.
commented 2019-05-11 10:18:30 -0400
LIZA ROSIE commented 6 mins ago.
" Its not an election its an exorcism."

Right on Liza, but to be exorcised he must surly be dead first, Please?
commented 2019-05-11 10:10:45 -0400
It is refreshing to see a man like Conrad Black, who dose not have the yellow streak of Liberalism running down his back, sitting and talking like a normal human being. Most people with the kind of assets that Mr Black has, tend to hide behind the false shield of NWO Globalism and are mute.
commented 2019-05-11 10:07:11 -0400
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJGxld3cWzw
O’Leary slams PM
Speaking of a country at a stand still, because of our current leadership – A country that is in possession of almost every coveted resource and commodity in the world is in the tank because of Trudeau.
" Its not an election its an exorcism."
commented 2019-05-11 09:03:54 -0400
Only Conrad Black knows why he sold the National Post to Postmedia. Maybe he didn’t see the writing on the wall with respect to the Marxist NWO, that was, and is, organizing to take over the world. I admire his intellect, and his understanding of history, and his ability to weave it altogether for the rest of us, to help us understand, where we have come from, and where we should be heading. He is a true Canadian, in my opinion! Too often those who have nothing to say, try to silence those who do. I hope he gains his Canadian citizenship back before he leaves this earth!
commented 2019-05-11 02:29:25 -0400
Conrad Black did unmeasurable damage to Canadian journalism when he sold out to Postmedia… The National Post has been leftie corrupted ever since and playing “the elder statesman” sitting in a leather chair and pontificating game now does not alter that fact… The National Post was Canada’s last best chance, to seriously counter the CBC/Tor Star nexus and the results are all too evident every day now, from cost to coast to coast…
commented 2019-05-11 00:50:15 -0400
I kind of wish Conrad was smoking a cigar through the interview. He sounds like Churchill and I wish he was the conservative party leader. Sadly, Sheer is a conservative liberal elected to not draw offense from the left. Hes better than Trudeau but the Paris agreement is an abomination.
commented 2019-05-10 23:50:28 -0400
Liza Rosie……McKenna and Trudeau are telling us there is a climate warming threat which is the responsibility of humans to mitigate, and if we don’t we will all die in 12 years.
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Ross McKitrick, Senior fellow of the Fraser Institute had an answer to those who want us to Panic about this 1.7 degree warming. The National Post and Financial Post carried his Report.
https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/ross-mckitrick-hold-the-panic-canada-just-warmed-1-7-degrees-and-thrived
commented 2019-05-10 23:46:41 -0400
He of course knows Trudeau in a very different way than we know him. Or should I say Trudeau knows Conrad Black in a different way than Trudeau knows us.
Trudeau is a manipulator. He relates to people in whatever way he deems necessary for himself.
Therefore, sorry Conrad, the gym teacher could be perceived as just the nicest, most helpful and caring guy, but he turns out to be a pedophile.
That’s Trudeau.
Interesting, Michael Coren made a similar comment about Trudeau a number of years ago (Michael Coren is now training to be an anglican minister).
I agree with other comments made.
Was never a particular fan of Conrad Black. Good writer, interesting. Don’t like the way he condescends when talking to people, unless they’re British.
commented 2019-05-10 23:27:19 -0400
Liza Rosie.

I agree. I think there are items under the criminal code we could use against politicians and CBC when they utterly mislead Canadians.
commented 2019-05-10 23:11:46 -0400
There needs to be some special consequence for politicians who deceive us with blatant lies, as McKenna and Trudeau are doing telling us there is a climate warming threat which is the responsibility of humans to mitigate, and if we don’t we will all die in 12 years. It is one heck of an abusive, underhanded way to implement a new tax. What it is designed to do is develop new revenue streams for the government and societal restructuring which will eat into our liberties and increase government control over the people of Canada.

When I finish ‘The History of Canada From The Vikings To The Present’, I am giving it to my millennial’s to read. Remembering our history correctly, and keeping it fresh in our minds and hearts, is what will keep our nation resistant to a Trudeau, post modernist, post nation state dystopia. I do not believe that there is a genuine bone in Justin Trudeau’s body, so I can’t agree with Conrad on Justin’s character.

Interesting that this is the first time we are not doing well in the wake of American prosperity. As America ascends, Canada descends. There is no excuse for it and the blame is squarely on Trudeau’s shoulders.
I look forward to the new book.
commented 2019-05-10 23:08:12 -0400
Those crazy people that we need to ‘watch closely so they don’t do seriously bad things’ are in power in Canada.
Great interview, as always with Conrad Black. It is so nice to listen to two adults in civil and interesting back and forth conversation discussing Canada. This is a great country, but it is rotten with trouble and corruption under Trudeau.

Non violent offenders maybe could be spared jail time, but any violence in the name of Allah or anybody else for that matter (with or without terrorist organization connections) and pedophiles should not get that option in my opinion.
No Sharia law – check. FGM is violence to little girls and should be punished with jail time.
commented 2019-05-10 22:50:17 -0400
I’ve read through the bible and the word “nice” isn’t anywhere. Truth, Justice, salvation and hell are though
commented 2019-05-10 22:23:35 -0400
Great ideas and perspectives. Enjoyable interview.
But to say that Trudeau is a “genuinely nice man” almost blew a gasket for me! Maybe there is another person named Justin Trudeau to whom he was referring! How can anyone with half a brain look at what Trudeau has done, how he responds to questions in interviews, how he has dealt with Wilson-Raybould and Mark Norman, and say that he is a “genuinely nice man”! The guy is a “little potato head” who needs to spend some time in a “genuinely not-so-nice” jail!!
commented 2019-05-10 22:08:08 -0400
I would suggest that some of what Black said on immigration and climate change aligns with Maxine Bernier.
commented 2019-05-10 22:04:08 -0400
Good catch!
Ezra,… missed opportunity there:

ron joseph commented 41 mins ago
As Mr. Black said, He is (Lord Black) a legislator in the UK.
I am disappointed that Ezra didn’t explain to him the situation with the FAKE NEWS PRESS in Britain, thus the reason Ezra and eight other Journalists have to go there next week in order for Tommy Robinson to receive a fair shake.
commented 2019-05-10 22:04:08 -0400
Good catch!
Ezra,… missed opportunity there:

ron joseph commented 41 mins ago
As Mr. Black said, He is (Lord Black) a legislator in the UK.
I am disappointed that Ezra didn’t explain to him the situation with the FAKE NEWS PRESS in Britain, thus the reason Ezra and eight other Journalists have to go there next week in order for Tommy Robinson to receive a fair shake.
commented 2019-05-10 22:02:28 -0400
I disagree about Trudeau being a nice person. He’s shown by his abuse of his power that he’s a self-centred narcissist. He manipulates people to get what he wants. Trudeau is a spoiled rich kid who never had to read a restaurant menu from right to left. He knows nothing of our world. Trudeau might as well be from the moon.
commented 2019-05-10 21:59:33 -0400
Let’s ask Connie to be PM.
BUY HIS BOOK support Conrad Black
commented 2019-05-10 21:55:52 -0400
“Nice” is such a vague word.
commented 2019-05-10 21:55:14 -0400
Great interview! Went and purchased the book cause I’m interested to see what he has to share with making Canada great!
commented 2019-05-10 21:50:21 -0400
It was an interesting interview and he did have some good ideas. I doubt that he has any influence over anyone who could make the changes he suggest tho’. We lack leadership in all of the political parties – PC reins rather than common sense and affirmative action. Sad isn’t it?
commented 2019-05-10 21:50:15 -0400
‘Nice man’ Justin Trudeau is refusing to give Vice-Admiral Mark Norman his job back.
commented 2019-05-10 21:33:09 -0400
Sounded good until he said that narcissistic Trudeau is a “nice man”.
commented 2019-05-10 21:20:50 -0400
As Mr. Black said, He is (Lord Black) a legislator in the UK.
I am disappointed that Ezra didn’t explain to him the situation with the FAKE NEWS PRESS in Britain, thus the reason Ezra and eight other Journalists have to go there next week in order for Tommy Robinson to receive a fair shake.