Shakespearean Echoes in Conrad Black Battle

You’ll have to read my column in Tuesday’s National Post to get my views of the latest developments in the tussle between Conrad Black and the company, Hollinger International, that he once ran as a private fiefdom. I promise that it will be entertaining.

In the interim, however, this wonderfully Shakespearean quote from Herbert Denton, an adviser to several institutional investors of Hollinger International. He said the following about a recently-expired buy-out offer from Black to a special commitee of the Hollinger International board:

“The purpose of the special committee is not to buy out Lord Black but to investigate him.”

Or in the words of the bard, “I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.”