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A Se'nnight of Steyn, November 6-12

On Wednesday Steyn will be honored with Kellyanne Conway and Diane Hendricks at the Independent Women's Forum annual awards gala in Washington. The great Tammy Bruce is emceeing the evening, and House Speaker Paul Ryan will be presenting the prizes. If you're in the vicinity of the DC Swamp and would like to attend, please click here and enjoy a special discount on the ticket price by entering the promo code STEYN at the bottom of the ticket information box.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with a live-performance edition of our Song of the Week - the great Patsy Gallant sings Édith Piaf. Click below to watch:

Steyn's Song of the Week and our other video content is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, For more on the Club, see below.

~Even as Mark and Patsy were discussing Piaf's "hymn to love", an evil man was gunning down worshipers at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in what would prove the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history. On Monday Steyn offered his take on the carnage in "The Triumph of Amoral Will": it was our most-read piece of the week.

~On Tuesday Mark took a quick tour of the passing scene, including the Clintons' corruption of Democrat centrism, gun control and bureaucratic cock-ups, and the craven capitulation of a too influential journal.

~Wednesday marked the first anniversary of Donald Trump's triumph in the presidential election. Steyn looked back at a thrilling night, and why it happened. Later he kept his midweek date with Tucker Carlson to ponder the latest 2016 post-mortem from Donna Brazile. Click below to watch:

~On Thursday Mark considered the latest fatheaded piffle from a no-nothing academy, this time on free speech in the Weimar Republic.

~On Friday Steyn started the day with "Fox & Friends" and continued with a full hour on "Varney & Company". Snowflake Werewolves loomed large.

~Saturday was Veterans Day in America and Remembrance Day in Canada and the Commonwealth. Mark offered a film for the season, and some thoughts from the first November 11th after September 11th. He also commented on the current Trump visit to Vietnam, and hit the iceberg with an over-extended Titanic analogy.

This coming Friday Steyn will be launching another Tale for Our Time, our nightly audio adventure of classic fiction. Tales for Our Time and much of our other content is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we're profoundly grateful. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including not only the above-mentioned Tales and our Sunday Poem but our new newsletter The Clubbable Steyn.

For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here - and don't forget our new gift membership. You can order it now and have it delivered instantly or on a special day, such as a birthday or anniversary. Or you can print out our personalized welcome message - perfect for tucking inside a greeting card. If you're a current Steyn Club member yourself, remember to log-in first to enjoy special Club pricing on our gift memberships.

A new week at SteynOnline begins this evening with our Song of the Week. And, if you're around and about, Mark looks forward to seeing you in Washington, DC this Wednesday.

November 12, 2017 at 8:46 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, October 30-November 5

Happy Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire Night, to our readers in the United Kingdom and other parts of the Commonwealth. Mark has a film for the occasion.

In ten days' time Steyn will be honored with Kellyanne Conway and Diane Hendricks at the Independent Women's Forum annual awards gala in Washington. The great Tammy Bruce is emceeing the evening, and House Speaker Paul Ryan will be presenting the prizes. If you're in the vicinity of the DC Swamp and would like to attend, please click here and enjoy a special discount on the ticket price by entering the promo code STEYN at the bottom of the ticket information box.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn mourning the passing of Fats Domino and celebrating his biggest hit, "Blueberry Hill".

~On Monday Mark hosted another Clubland Q&A taking questions live from Mark Steyn Club members around the planet. Topics covered ranged from Robert Mueller's Russia indictments to Kevin Spacey's career collapse, with side considerations of Quebec's niqab ban and the return of chaperones. You can listen to the full show here.

~Tuesday was Halloween. Steyn offered a scary movie, a scarier video, and some truly terrifying audio. But he also presented, as part of our Tales for Our Time series, a feline story with a difference - Mark's reading of Rudyard Kipling's "The Cat That Walked By Himself".

~A few hours before Halloween celebrations, an Uzbek Muslim decided to celebrate diversity by going full Allahu Akbar on a Manhattan bike path. Steyn's reaction to the slaughter was our most-read piece of the week. The following day, Wednesday, he kept his midweek date with Tucker Carlson to discuss the politico-media response to the attack. Click below to watch:

~On Thursday Mark did his best to wrap his head around an especially impenetrable story from Down Under - the expulsion from the Australian Parliament of the Deputy Prime Minister and various other MPs for being covert semi-aliens.

~To kick-start the weekend, Steyn hosted another video edition of Mark's Mailbox pondering Reformation and retreat, the right to rape, and eminent knights from Sir Ninian Stephen to Sir Mick Jagger. Click below to watch:

Mark's Mailbox and our other video content is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we're profoundly grateful. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including not only the above-mentioned Tales for Our Time and our Sunday Poem but our new newsletter The Clubbable Steyn.

For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here - and don't forget our new gift membership. You can order it now and have it delivered instantly or on a special day, such as a birthday or anniversary. Or you can print out our personalized welcome message - perfect for tucking inside a greeting card. If you're a current Steyn Club member yourself, remember to log-in first to enjoy special Club pricing on our gift memberships.

A new week at SteynOnline begins this evening with our Song of the Week.

November 5, 2017 at 7:39 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, October 23-29

Mark will be hosting another Clubland Q&A tomorrow, Monday, answering questions from Mark Steyn Club members live around the planet. More details below.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Steyn:

~The week began with Mark celebrating Bing Crosby's theme song.

~On Tuesday Steyn considered one of the most absurd moves even by UN standards - the decision to make Robert Mugabe a "Goodwill Ambassador". It was our most-read piece of the week.

~On Wednesday Mark kept his midweek date with Tucker Carlson to discuss the latest twists in the "Russia investigation". Click below to watch:

~Thursday found our latest Tale for our Time racing towards a thrilling conclusion. This month's audio adventure was Steyn's serialization of Anthony Hope's classic tale of Ruritanian romance and intrigue, The Prisoner of Zenda. Click for Part Ten, Part Eleven, Part Twelve, Part Thirteen, Part Fourteen, Part Fifteen, and the final episode. Tales for Our Time and much of our other content is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we're profoundly grateful. For more on the Club, see below - and join us Tuesday for a special bonus Tale for Our Time.

~On Friday Mark considered the curious case of the British spy on the payroll of the Clinton campaign in "How to Steele an Election".

~Our Saturday movie date marked the twentieth anniversary of the day two young actors emerged from a harrowing eight days in the woods, and shooting wrapped on The Blair Witch Project.

Also on Saturday, for those still keeping score, The Washington Post's Jonathan Adler addressed the current state of the interminable Mann vs Steyn climate-change suit. While you're waiting for the trial to start, Steyn has the perfect book to read, personally autographed copies of which are exclusively available at the SteynOnline bookstore. And, if you're a Mark Steyn Club member, don't forget to enter your promo code at checkout to enjoy special member pricing.

Next month Mark will be honored with Kellyanne Conway and Diane Hendricks at the Independent Women's Forum annual awards gala in Washington. If you're in the vicinity of the DC Swamp and would like to attend, please click here and enjoy a special discount on the ticket price by entering the promo code STEYN at the bottom of the ticket information box.

All of our content at SteynOnline is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including not only Tales for Our Time and our Sunday Poem but our new newsletter The Clubbable Steyn.

For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here - and don't forget our new gift membership. You can order it now and have it delivered instantly or on a special day, such as a birthday or anniversary. Or you can print out our personalized welcome message - perfect for tucking inside a greeting card. If you're a current Steyn Club member yourself, remember to log-in first to enjoy special Club pricing on our gift memberships.

A new week at SteynOnline begins this evening with our Song of the Week, and do please join Mark tomorrow, Monday, for another Clubland Q&A, taking your questions live around the planet. The fun starts at 4pm US Eastern, which is 1pm Pacific - or 8pm Greenwich Mean Time, 9pm in Europe, 10pm in Turkey, the wee small hours in Asia, an early Tuesday breakfast in Australia, and a somewhat more agreeable start to Tuesday morning in New Zealand and the rest of the Pacific. We hope you'll join us!

October 29, 2017 at 7:21 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, October 16-22

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn and Judge Jeanine discussing the latest developments in the Harvey Weinstein rape scandal. Click below to watch:

~On Monday Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Mark looked back at the deserter Obama chose to honor in the Rose Garden. It was our most-read piece of the week.

~Tuesday's SteynPost gave three cheers for the enduring legacy of the British Empire. Click below to watch:

SteynPosts and our other video content is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we're profoundly grateful. For more on the Club, see below.

~Wednesday was a busy day for Mark on the air. He started the day guest-hosting America's Number One radio show and ended it with Tucker Carlson on Fox News revisiting the ever shifting narrative of the Las Vegas attack. Click below to watch:

~On Thursday we reached the end of the first week in our latest nightly audio adventure, Tales for our Time: This time Steyn's reading Anthony Hope's classic tale of Ruritanian romance and intrigue, The Prisoner of Zenda. Click for Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven, Part Eight and Part Nine. Tales for Our Time is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. For more on the Club, see below.

~On Friday Mark addressed the latest disclosures about the Clinton Foundation - or as he calls it Uranium & Diarrhea, Inc.

~At the weekend we always like to turn away from the grubby churn of politics and focus on high art - such as "I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat". For our Saturday movie date, Mark looked at one of Harvey Weinstein's closest collaborators Quentin Tarantino and his defining hit Pulp Fiction.

Next month Mark will be honored with Kellyanne Conway and Diane Hendricks at the Independent Women's Forum annual awards gala in Washington. If you're in the vicinity of the DC Swamp and would like to attend, please click here and enjoy a special discount on the ticket price by entering the promo code STEYN at the bottom of the ticket information box.

All of our content at SteynOnline is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including not only Tales for Our Time and our Sunday Poem but our new newsletter The Clubbable Steyn.

For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here - and don't forget our new gift membership. You can order it now and have it delivered instantly or on a special day, such as a birthday or anniversary. Or you can print out our personalized welcome message - perfect for tucking inside a greeting card. If you're a current Steyn Club member yourself, remember to log-in first to enjoy special Club pricing on our gift memberships.

A new week at SteynOnline begins this evening with our Song of the Week, and Episode Ten of The Prisoner of Zenda.

October 22, 2017 at 8:13 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, October 9-15

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn on "The Greg Gutfeld Show" and an unlikely intersection of showtunes and heavy metal - and less luridly with Mark celebrating a great song - Stephen Foster's "Beautiful Dreamer" - and a great poem - Rudyard Kipling's Recessional.

Steyn's Sunday Poem and all our video content is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we're profoundly grateful. For more on the Club, see below.

~On Monday Mark addressed the Harvey Weinstein scandal in "Contradictions and Condescension". It was our most-read piece of the week.

~On Tuesday Steyn hosted another live Clubland Q&A, taking questions from Mark Steyn Club members around the planet on various aspects of elite condescension from Hollywood to the European Union.

~Wednesday saw further developments in Hollywood's Weinstein meltdown, which Mark addressed in "Do As the Romans Do", and later in his midweek appearance on Fox News with Tucker Carlson. Click below to watch:

~On Thursday Steyn took notice of the several revisions to the timeline of the Las Vegas shooting, and the burglary of Stephen Paddock's home. He was not impressed.

~On Friday we launched the latest in our series of audio adventures, Tales for our Time: This time Mark's reading Anthony Hope's classic tale of Ruritanian romance and intrigue, The Prisoner of Zenda. Our earlier adaptations - Conan Doyle's The Tragedy of the Korosko; H G Wells' The Time Machine; and Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent - were all big hits with listeners, and this new serialization looks as if it will be, too. You can find Part One here, and Part Two here. Tales for Our Time is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. For more on the Club, see below.

~For our weekend movie date, Mark picked something from the now reviled Harvey Weinstein and two of his staunchest defenders, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon: Good Will Hunting.

Next month Mark will be honored with Kellyanne Conway and Diane Hendricks at the Independent Women's Forum annual awards gala in Washington. If you're in the vicinity of the DC Swamp and would like to attend, please click here and enjoy a special discount on the ticket price by entering the promo code STEYN at the bottom of the ticket information box.

All of our content at SteynOnline is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including not only Tales for Our Time and our Sunday Poem but our new newsletter The Clubbable Steyn.

For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here - and don't forget our new gift membership. You can order it now and have it delivered instantly or on a special day, such as a birthday or anniversary. Or you can print out our personalized welcome message - perfect for tucking inside a greeting card. If you're a current Steyn Club member yourself, remember to log-in first to enjoy special Club pricing on our gift memberships.

A new week at SteynOnline begins this evening with our Song of the Week, and Episode Three of The Prisoner of Zenda - and look and listen for Mark on TV and radio later this week.

October 15, 2017 at 8:06 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, October 2-8

Happy Columbus Day weekend to all our American readers, and Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian readers. We have a Mark Steyn Club video bonus for you this Sunday morning - Mark discusses and reads Kipling's great poem Recessional.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Steyn:

~The week began with what President Trump would call "the calm before the storm" - Paul Sorvino singing live one of the best-loved songs on the planet on a special video edition of Mark's Song of the Week. Click below to watch:

Steyn's Song of the Week and all our video content is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we're profoundly grateful. For more on the Club, see below.

~A few hours after our Song of the Week, a wealthy retired accountant smashed the windows of his hotel suite and opened fire on the crowd below. Mark gave his initial reaction in "Slaughter on the Strip", and would have more to say as the story behind the bloodbath became known.

~On Monday night Steyn was in Minneapolis for an evening at the Guthrie Theatre for the Center of the American Experiment. Scott Johnson's account is here - and Mark reprised a favorite moment from his 2014 appearance in the city here.

~On Tuesday Steyn considered the man behind the Las Vegas attack in what would become our most-read piece of the week. He returned to the subject for his midweek appearance with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, following a remarkable press conference by the Clark County sheriff. Click below to watch:

~The other big story of the week was the constitutional showdown in Europe between the Spanish government and secession-minded Catalans. On Wednesday Mark analyzed the referendum, and the broader trend, in "Go Big or Go Home".

~The Anglosphere's abandonment of individual liberty for identity politics accelerated throughout the week. On Thursday Steyn addressed three all too typical news stories from within Her Majesty's Dominions - Britain, Canada and Australia.

~On Friday Mark started the day on the curvy couch at "Fox & Friends", discussing the latest developments in the Vegas killings, and the Democrat-media push for gun control. Click below to watch:

~On Saturday Steyn began the weekend with a couple of cultural footnotes to the week's events. For our weekend movie date, he marked the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Kazuo Ishiguro with the film adaptation of Ishiguro's best known novel, The Remains of the Day.

Next month Mark will be honored with Kellyanne Conway and Diane Hendricks at the Independent Women's Forum annual awards gala in Washington. If you're in the vicinity of the DC Swamp and would like to attend, please click here and enjoy a special discount on the ticket price by entering the promo code STEYN at the bottom of the ticket information box.

All of our content at SteynOnline is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including not only today's Sunday Poem but our new newsletter The Clubbable Steyn, this week's special Clubland Q&A, in which Mark will be taking questions from Steyn Club members live around the planet, and starting next weekend a brand new nightly radio adventure in our series Tales for Our Time.

For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here - and don't forget our new gift membership. You can order it now and have it delivered instantly or on a special day, such as a birthday or anniversary. Or you can print out our personalized welcome message - perfect for tucking inside a greeting card. If you're a current Steyn Club member yourself, remember to log-in first to enjoy special Club pricing on our gift memberships.

A new week at SteynOnline begins this evening with our Song of the Week.

October 8, 2017 at 8:47 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, September 25-October 1

Tomorrow, Monday, Mark returns to Minneapolis for an evening with the Center of the American Experiment, live at the Guthrie Theatre. More details here. There are a few tickets left, so, if you're in the Minnesota area and would like to attend, please click here and enjoy a $25 discount on the ticket price by entering the promo code steynclub.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Steyn:

~The week began with an election in Germany, and NFL players in London declining to stand for their own national anthem. Mark reflected on an unprecedented post-war Bundestag in "Alternative Reality", and on the controversies roiling American football in "Man Un-Makyth Manners": the latter was our most-read piece of the week.

~We always like to greet Monday morning with a song. This week, it was a medley, as Steyn celebrated two classic ballads.

~On Tuesday Roy Moore beat Luther Strange in the Alabama primary. Mark regarded it as an election between full-strength Trump and house-trained Trump.

~On Wednesday Steyn returned to the subject of NFL anthem abuse for his midweek appearance with Tucker Carlson on Fox News. Click below to watch:

~Thursday was a big radio day for Mark: He started the day with Justice & Drew on 1130 Twin Cities News Talk and later checked in with John Oakley on Toronto's AM640, where he remembered the late Hugh Hefner. Click below to listen:

~The left's cultural ambitions gallop ahead ever faster. By Friday Dr Seuss was racist. Click below to watch:

~For our Saturday movie date, Steyn marked the 90th anniversary of talking pictures. Warning: This might trigger Massachusetts librarians more than Dr Seuss.

In November Mark will be honored with Kellyanne Conway and Diane Hendricks at the Independent Women's Forum annual awards gala in Washington. If you're in the vicinity of the DC Swamp and would like to attend, please click here and enjoy a special discount on the ticket price by entering the promo code STEYN at the bottom of the ticket information box.

All of our content at SteynOnline is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including our new newsletter The Clubbable Steyn, Tales for Our Time, and, coming this week, a special Clubland Q&A, in which Mark will be taking questions from Steyn Club members live around the planet.

For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here - and don't forget our new gift membership. You can order it now and have it delivered instantly or on a special day, such as a birthday or anniversary. Or you can print out our personalized welcome message - perfect for tucking inside a greeting card. If you're a current Steyn Club member yourself, remember to log-in first to enjoy special Club pricing on our gift memberships.

A new week at SteynOnline begins this evening with another live-performance edition of our Song of the Week - and continues tomorrow night live in Minneapolis. We hope to see you there!

October 1, 2017 at 7:50 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, September 18-24

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with a rare Steyn appearance on Canadian television as he joined CTV's Evan Solomon for "Question Period". You can find a few moments from the show here - and, for those who prefer Mark in non-visual form, you can hear the whole show via audio podcast here.

~Monday morning found Mark with Steve, Ainsley and Pete on "Fox & Friends", talking bucket bombs in London and a ratings bomb from Hollywood.

~On Tuesday Steyn reflected on the internal contradictions of multiculturalism: "When Opposite World Moves In Next Door" was our most-read column of the week. He broadened it with a follow-up essay on the increasing incoherence of a war fought everywhere but where it matters.

~On Wednesday Mark concluded his latest audio adventure in our series Tales for our Time - Steyn's serialization of Joseph Conrad's classic novel The Secret Agent. Mark Steyn Club Founding Member Scott Drew writes:

I have a new pre-work morning routine...listening to the latest 'Tales for our Time' episode (Secret Agent is one of my favorite novels) while drinking coffee from my Mark Steyn crossed hockey sticks mug. Thanks for all you do.

Thank you, Scott. Mark enjoys reading these great tales, and hopes you'll keep a similar routine when the new one starts next month.

If you've just joined the Club and are playing catch-up, here are this week's episodes: Part Seventeen, Eighteen, Nineteen and Twenty - or click here. By the way, if you're a Steyn Club member, that "Clash of Sticks" mug is one of over 40 Steyn Store products available at special member pricing.

~Thursday was a busy television marathon for Mark. He started the day with "Varney & Co" on Fox Business, and ended it with Lou Dobbs. In between came an appearance with Neil Cavuto, to discuss the latest developments in the "Russia investigation". Click below to watch:

Also on Fox this week, Steyn kept his midweek date with Tucker Carlson on Fox News to talk about the increasingly deranged and decadent rhetoric of Democrats.

~On Friday Mark guest-hosted America's Number One radio show.

~The weekend began with a brand new SteynPost, in which Mark told a contrasting tale of two "investigations". Click below to watch:

SteynPosts and The Mark Steyn Show are made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we are profoundly grateful. For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see below.

~We always like to lift our gaze from the grubby churn of politics when week's end rolls around. For our Saturday movie date, Mark celebrated the 20th anniversary of Curtis Hanson's acclaimed LA Confidential. And don't forget this week's Song of the Week: the 75th birthday of an American classic, "(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo".

On October 2nd Steyn returns to Minneapolis for an evening with the Center of the American Experiment, live at the Guthrie Theatre. More details here. If you're in the Minnesota area and would like to attend, please click here and enjoy a $25 discount on the ticket price by entering the promo code steynclub.

The following month Mark will be honored with Kellyanne Conway and Diane Hendricks at the Independent Women's Forum annual awards gala in Washington. If you're in the vicinity of the DC Swamp and would like to attend, please click here and enjoy a special discount on the ticket price by entering the promo code STEYN at the bottom of the ticket information box.

All of our content at SteynOnline is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including our new newsletter The Clubbable Steyn, the aforementioned Tales for Our Time, and, coming this week, a special Book Club Q&A, in which Mark will be taking questions on our serializations of The Secret Agent and other books.

For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here - and don't forget our new gift membership. You can order it now and have it delivered instantly or on a special day, such as a birthday or anniversary. Or you can print out our personalized welcome message - perfect for tucking inside a greeting card. If you're a current Steyn Club member yourself, remember to log-in first to enjoy special Club pricing on our gift memberships.

A new week at SteynOnline begins this evening with our Song of the Week.

September 24, 2017 at 7:24 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, September 11-17

For our Canadian readers, Mark will be making a rare appearance on northern telly later this Sunday morning, joining CTV's Evan Solomon on "Question Period", coast to coast at 11am Eastern/8am Pacific.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Steyn:

~The week began with Hurricane Irma battering the Sunshine State, prompting a special edition of Mark's Song of the Week: "Songs in the Keys of Florida."

~Monday was the fifth anniversary of the attack on US facilities in Benghazi. Steyn looked back at a shameful episode, and the dishonored dead. Later, in a brand new Clubland Q&A live around the planet, he offered some somber thoughts on Monday's other anniversary - September 11th 2001 - the day that, supposedly, everything changed.

~On Tuesday Mark reflected on the official observances of that 9/11 anniversary, and their insufficiency. "The Language of Losing" was our most-read column of the week.

~On Wednesday Steyn kept his midweek date with Tucker Carlson and tried to keep up with the ever expanding list of reasons why Hillary lost. Click below to watch:

As a bonus, Mark offered a reprise of a much-loved Clinton column from a couple of memoirs back: "When Harry Met Hillary."

~There was more Hillary talk on Thursday's John Oakley Show, as well as some thoughts on free speech and safe spaces. Click below to listen:

~On Friday there was another terrorist bombing in London, fortunately bungled, but a reminder of how relevant is the latest book in Steyn's series Tales for our Time: For our current nightly audio adventure, Mark's been reading Joseph Conrad's classic story of a protean terrorist cell in the heart of the west, The Secret Agent. Mark Steyn Club Founding Member Deborah Poore writes:

Mark, Thank you so much. Your intro is so interesting and informative. And listening to you read this wonderful book is a delight. I also don't know where you find the time to do all you do, but we're very grateful to you!

Thank you, Deborah. Mark regards it as a privilege and a pleasure to be able to read the majestic prose of Conrad and our other authors. If you've just joined the Club and are playing catch-up, here are this week's episodes: Part Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen and Sixteen - or click here.

~The weekend began with another video edition of Mark's Mailbox, starting with the matter of whether we're getting too used to terrorism and ending with the question of why the student princes in Heidelberg are now student emirs. Click below to watch:

Mark's Mailbox and The Mark Steyn Show are made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we are profoundly grateful. For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see below.

~For our Saturday movie date, Mark recalled a great film set in pre-Irma Martinique - Bogart and Bacall in To Have and Have Not.

On October 2nd Steyn returns to Minneapolis for an evening with the Center of the American Experiment, live at the Guthrie Theatre. More details here. If you're in the Minnesota area and would like to attend, please click here and enjoy a $25 discount on the ticket price by entering the promo code steynclub.

The following month Mark will be honored with Kellyanne Conway and Diane Hendricks at the Independent Women's Forum's annual awards gala in Washington. If you're in the vicinity of the DC Swamp and would like to attend, please click here and enjoy a special discount on the ticket price by entering the promo code STEYN at the bottom of the ticket information box.

All of our content at SteynOnline is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including our new newsletter The Clubbable Steyn, the aforementioned Tales for Our Time, and, after the final episode later this week, a special Book Club Q&A, in which Mark will be taking questions on our serializations of The Secret Agent and other books.

For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here - and don't forget our new gift membership. You can order it now and have it delivered instantly or on a special day, such as a birthday or anniversary. Or you can print out our personalized welcome message - perfect for tucking inside a greeting card. If you're a current Steyn Club member yourself, remember to log-in first to enjoy special Club pricing on our gift memberships.

A new week at SteynOnline begins at 11am Eastern with Mark's appearance on CTV's "Question Period" and continues this evening with our Song of the Week.

September 17, 2017 at 6:47 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn, September 4-10

Spare a thought for our many Florida readers this Sunday morning as Irma makes landfall. Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~The week began with Steyn's musical postscript to the 20th anniversary of Diana's death, which is also oddly appropriate to a state waking up to hurricanes and power outages: "Candle in the Wind."

~On Labor Day/Labour Day Mark considered the future that awaits too much of America and the west: a world without work.

~Tuesday's SteynPost featured Mark's exploration of some of the more obvious internal contradictions of multiculturalism. Click below to watch:

SteynPosts and The Mark Steyn Show are made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we are profoundly grateful. For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see below.

~On Wednesday, Mark's impatience with the fatuous characterization of illegal aliens as "Dreamers" finally snapped. "Dreams, Delusions and Duplicity" was our most-read piece of the week.

~On Thursday Steyn joined Steve, Ainsley and Pete on the curvy couch at "Fox & Friends" for a round-up of current news. Click below to watch:

Mark had more to say about Hillary's ongoing blame game with Tucker Carlson the night before.

~On Friday Steyn pitched in for the hurricane-afflicted Rush and guest-hosted America's Number One radio show. Elsewhere, Mark's guest-hosting was not quite so boffo. He hosted Thursday's episode of "The Fox News Specialists" and they liked it so much on Friday they canceled the show. Unbeknownst to Eboni, Mark or Kat, this proved to be the last three minutes of the entire series:

The turbulence roiling Fox News took a tragic turn on Friday when, a few hours after the show's suspended host Eric Bolling was let go, his son was found dead.

~For our Saturday movie date, Mark looked ahead to Monday's fifth anniversary of the Benghazi attacks with the film 13 Hours.

~All week we continued the latest in our series of audio adventures, Tales for our Time: This time Steyn's reading Joseph Conrad's classic story of a protean terrorist cell in the heart of the west, The Secret Agent. Mark Steyn Club Founding Member Thomas Travis Young writes:

Your series is enlightening- I did not appreciate Conrad previously.

Thank you for that, Thomas. If you've just joined the Club and are playing catch-up, here are this week's episodes: Part Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight and Nine - or click here.

On October 2nd Steyn returns to Minneapolis for an evening with the Center of the American Experiment, live at the Guthrie Theatre. More details here.

All of our content at SteynOnline is made possible through the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that. But we are providing Club members with a few extras, including our new newsletter The Clubbable Steyn, the aforementioned Tales for Our Time, and another Clubland Q&A, in which Mark will be taking questions from Club members live around the planet at 4pm US Eastern Time on Monday - that's 9pm in London, 11pm in the Middle East, and Thursday morning in Oz and the Pacific.

For more on The Mark Steyn Club, see here - and don't forget our new gift membership. You can order it now and have it delivered instantly or on a special day, such as a birthday or anniversary. Or you can print out our personalized welcome message - perfect for tucking inside a greeting card. If you're a current Steyn Club member yourself, remember to log-in first to enjoy special Club pricing on our gift memberships.

A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week - and Part Ten of Mark's serialization of The Secret Agent. And don't forget to join us for Monday's live Q&A session.

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