Polemics & Exchanges

On Saving Canada

Kevin Michael Grace begins his profile of Conrad Black (“The Fall of Lord Blackadder and Lady Manolo (of Blahnik),” News, June) with a piece of hearsay—an observation that “Canada isn’t worth saving,” supposedly uttered by David Frum to me and by me to Mr. Grace.

David has never said such a thing to me, and I have never said such a thing to Mr. Grace.

        —Mark Steyn
Montreal, Quebec

Mr. Grace Replies:

Mr. Steyn repeated to me Mr. Frum’s assessment of the Post in a long conversation I had with him after Lord Black sold the Southam chain to the Asper family.  As is my habit, I recorded the interview on tape and then transcribed it.  Mr. Steyn instructed me that several of his comments were “off the record,” but he did not privilege the Frum anecdote in this manner.

On Citizen Hannity

I was much amused by the cover of your June issue, showing what appears to be one of Fox News’ resident warmongers, Sean Hannity, pointing to Citizen Kane.  Citizen Kane, of course, was based on William Randolph Hearst, who sold a lot of papers promoting the Spanish American War.

Just before I received the magazine, I saw Hannity on...

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