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I'll Be Home For Christmas

We began our celebration of the big hits from the Christmas songbook with Mark and Irving Berlin's daughter gathered around her father's piano to recall the family tragedy behind "White Christmas". This week's song is one of many written in the wake of "White Christmas" and in the shadow of war, as Mark and Linda Purl note in the video below. Linda has been a fixture on American TV screens from "Happy Days" to "The Office", "Matlock" to "Homeland". Click below to see Linda's marvelous performance, and afterwards Mark will tell the story behind the song:

~Linda Purl was accompanied by Eric Harding, piano; Jon Gearey, guitar; Claude Lavergne, drums...

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Seasons of Steyn

A Kwanzaa Carol

Yesterday evening, we aired the final episode of my radio serialization of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - although, if you've yet to hear it, you can start from scratch with Part One and still wrap it up by Christmas morning. There have been many parodies of Dickens' tale over the last century and a half - and, in fact, I did one myself, fifteen years ago for my column in The Chicago Sun-Times and other papers. The inspiration was, of all things, Trent Lott. Senator Lott had had a good election in November 2002. The Republicans had re-captured the Senate, and Lott was thus about to resume his old job of Senate Majority Leader. Then he went to Strom Thurmond's hundredth birthday party on December 5th. Strom was about to retire as ...

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Mark's Week in Review

A Se'nnight of Steyn, December 11-17

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

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Mark at the Movies

The Apartment

It's the Christmas movie season at SteynOnline - even if this is less a Christmas movie than a movie that happens to be set at Christmas. Nevertheless, I think of this picture almost every holiday season, and it seems particularly apt this Yuletide after the Fall of Weinstein et al. We now know that beloved network anchormen have under-desk buttons to lock you in their offices, that PBS hosts think 25-year old interns at meetings enjoy seeing penises three times their age, that fashionable Manhattan restaurants have rape rooms, and that, when you clear out the sex fiends from NPR, there isn't a lot left on the schedule. This picture is also about sex and power in the workplace, but from an era with very different cultural mores - although ...

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Steyn on Fox

Alone Again, Naturally

On Thursday night I joined Tucker Carlson on Fox News to discuss the latest developments in what The New York Post calls the ongoing Pervnado, which is now ending not only careers but lives. Mediaite was struck by this moment: "I think occasionally, 'Do I really want to be alone with a female employee now?'" Steyn declared, leading Fox News host Tucker Carlson to utter "I think that all the time..."

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Politics & Current Affairs

The Co-Dependents of the "Independent" Counsel

Ten quick thoughts on the hideously corrupted "Russia investigation"

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Politics & Current Affairs

O tempora O Moores

Steyn's post-mortem on a bizarre Alabama senate race

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Steyn on Fox

The Biggest Story of Our Time

On Monday night I joined Tucker Carlson on Fox News to discuss, in the wake of the incompetent Bangladeshi jihadist in Manhattan, the more advanced state of Islamization in Sweden and elsewhere - and the inability of Europeans even to discuss the subject honestly:

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Clubland Q&A

Don't Send Your Emoji Out Without Her Hijab

Steyn takes questions from Mark Steyn Club members around the planet on a variety of subjects, from the Islamization of Sweden and the partition of Mandatory Palestine to the Mueller investigation and the corruption of the FBI...

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Clubland Q&A

Live Around the Planet: Monday December 11th

Thanks for all your questions, and apologies for the mid-show disruptions. We'll post the recording of the livestream later tonight.

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The War on Free Speech

The Vertigo at the Top of the Stick

In a couple of months, Michael E Mann's defamation suit against me will enter its sixth year in the constipated bowels of DC justice...

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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A Clubman's Notes

"God Bless Us, Every One!"

Welcome to the final episode of our current Tale for Our Time - written by Charles Dickens a few weeks before Christmas 1843. As the concluding episode of A Christmas Carol begins, Ebenezer Scrooge finds himself returned from the custody of the Spirits: "What's to-day!" cried Scrooge, calling downward to a boy in Sunday clothes, who perhaps had loitered in to look about him. "Eh?" returned the boy, with all his might of wonder. "What's to-day, my fine fellow?" said Scrooge. "To-day!" replied the boy. "Why, Christmas Day..."

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A Clubman's Notes

Unwatched and Unwept

Welcome to Part Eight of our current audio entertainment, my serialization of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. In tonight's episode, Ebenezer Scrooge confronts his own fate...

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A Clubman's Notes

Shadows of the Things That Have Not Happened

It's time for Part Seven of my serialization of A Christmas Carol. In tonight's episode Scrooge comes face to no-face with the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come...

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A Clubman's Notes

A Can of Grog and the Fruit of Good Works

Welcome to Part Six of our latest audio entertainment in our series Tales for Our Time: This seasonal tale is an undoubted classic, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens...

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A Clubman's Notes

A Speckled Cannon-Ball

Happy Hannukah to all our Jewish readers around the world - and, whatever your faith, we hope you enjoy this seasonal Tale for Our Time. Here comes Part Five of A Christmas Carol...

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A Clubman's Notes

Cold Roast and a Sir Roger de Coverley

Here we go with Part Four of our brand new Tale for Our Time - my serialization of Charles Dickens' seasonal classic A Christmas Carol

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A Clubman's Notes

"Rise! And Walk With Me!"

Welcome to Part Three of my serialization of A Christmas Carol...

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A Clubman's Notes

Chains Over the Casks

In Part Two of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge comes face to face with the ghost of his long dead business partner...

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A Clubman's Notes

Steyn Goes Full Humbug

Welcome to the Christmas season at SteynOnline, starting with this brand new Tale for Our Time - A Christmas Carol...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

L'Hymne à l'amour

We're honored to present another live-performance edition of Mark's Song of the Week. Patsy Gallant has sung rock, jazz, disco, musical theatre, but she has a special connection with Piaf, whom she met when she was a child performer in Quebec:

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