It is a fine thing that talented novelists […] and some able contemporary writers, should romanticize these native societies; this is excellent literature. But it is fiction, and I am writing history.
The CBC unearthed someone to claim on its website that I was motivated in my reflections on the native people by snobbery and economic condescension. If he wants to stop playing trick or treat and write that I am a racist, which is what he was implying, it will be my pleasure to sue him and the outlet he uses for his vitriol, for defamation, as I have successfully sued many others.
—Conrad Black, National Post (2014.12.6)