Conrad Black has been released (for now) from prison after a Supreme Court ruling that the law under which he was charged was vague. Black is the most infamous, and controversial, Canadian of the 21st century - and arguably the last as well. Although I often disagree with his views, we both share a few things: being Montrealers; being debaters when young; and having an interest in Nixon. Indeed, after I wrote a positive review of his Nixon biography, Black sent an email saying no other reviewer had understood the book as well. I though the book brilliantly stylish. Hopefully Black will write more.