Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers ...and Happy Birthday to us. SteynOnline hung out its cyber-shingle at Thanksgiving 2002, so this Thanksgiving marks our first decade in the ol' website business. We've added a couple of Facebook pages, and a Twitter feed since then, but it all began on this here home page exactly ten years ago.
There's not a lot to give thanks for in these difficult times, but I'm profoundly thankful to all those readers from America, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Slovakia, Brazil, Indonesia and dozens of other countries who've swung by these parts over the last ten years to read a column, pen a response, listen to a podcast, buy a book, or enter a competition. It's a low-key celebration - we're not trying to compete with the Queen's Jubilee or anything - but we have launched a SteynOnline 10th anniversary iPhone case if you're one of these trendy swingers with a newfangled portable telephone. Let us know what you think of it!
In the meantime, enjoy your Thanksgiving, if you're American, or your Thursday, if you're not. Our regularly scheduled apocalyptic despair will resume shortly.