Image

Mark Steyn

Freedom Day (Postponed Till Further Notice)

WhatsApp Telegram

To our readers in the United Kingdom Happy Freedom Day! By proclamation of "Boris" Johnson (phoney name, phoney guy), today was supposed to mark the end of all lockdown restrictions in his benighted land. Unfortunately, freedom has had to be "postponed" until July 19th, supposedly because of the "Delta variant", which is puttering along nicely while the ChiComs fine-tune the Epsilon variant in time for its soft launch in Chad or Bolivia around July 12th. On the surface, naming the day "Freedom Day" concedes the case of old Boris chums like Toby Young and James Delingpole that the year-plus lockdown is a massive unprecedented assault on free peoples' core freedoms. On the other hand, naming the day "Freedom Day" also reminds the masses that ...

Continue Reading

Steyn's Song of the Week

Star Dust

WhatsApp Telegram

Programming note: If you missed today's audio edition of Steyn's Song of the Week on Serenade Radio in the UK, do treat yourself and catch one or other of the reruns: It airs again on Monday morn at 5.30am London time - that's 9.30pm Sunday on the US and Canadian West Coast, so a kind of late-night vibe to it, but it's early Monday afternoon in Oz, so a mellow post-prandial feel to it. Serenade has now added an additional rerun of the show on Thursday at 9pm UK time. Whichever you prefer, we hope you'll tune in. You can listen from anywhere on the planet right here. Several listeners have written to enquire whether the radio version of Song of the Week will be available here at SteynOnline for listening at times other than Sunday ...

Continue Reading

Seasons of Steyn

Happy Father's Day!

WhatsApp Telegram

Happy Father's Day to you and yours. I miss my dad more and more as the years go by. This Song for the Season is one he used to like singing - mostly the "My boy Bill" bit, because it all gets a little more complicated after that. It's more than a song, but a dramatic soliloquy on imminent fatherhood. This essay is adapted from my book A Song for the Season: I wonder what he'll think of me I guess he'll call me The old man I guess he'll think I can lick Ev'ry other feller's father – Well, I can! The greatest of all songs about fatherhood was written for the 1945 Broadway hit Carousel. It was Rodgers & Hammerstein's follow-up to Oklahoma! and ever after Dick Rodgers' favorite score. Hard to disagree. Yet, in a show that includes "If I Loved ...

Continue Reading

Rick's Flicks

When Hollywood Went Nuts: The Swimmer

WhatsApp Telegram

Rick McGinnis on The Swimmer, the influential mix of Narcissus and Odysseus set to a backdrop of class anxiety and cultural decline, starring Burt Lancaster...

Continue Reading

The Bachman Beat

Tal Bachman: We Have Met the Enemy, part VIII

WhatsApp Telegram

Tal Bachman draws on philosophy from Aristotle and Clint Eastwood in this essay on living a life of flourishing, excellence, virtue, and reason...

Continue Reading

The Mark Steyn Show

Samoa the Same Old Same Old

WhatsApp Telegram

If you missed Wednesday's live edition of The Mark Steyn Show, here's the action replay. Today's show was a Covid-double-mutation hybrid of the Steyn Show and our Clubland Q&A in which Mark answered questions live around the planet, punctuated by various regular features such as The Hundred Years Ago Show. So, on the one hand, some mo' o' the usual and, on the other, Samoa the unusual. You don't have to be a Mark Steyn Club member to listen to the show, so please click away and enjoy it. But we do thank Steyn Clubbers for, as always, some excellent questions, and we'll pick up a few of the ones we didn't get to in the days ahead. That new audio edition of Steyn's Song of the Week, by the way, can be heard on Serenade Radio this Sunday at 5 ...

Continue Reading

Clubland Q&A

Live Around the Planet ...with a Few Extras

WhatsApp Telegram

Mark answers questions from Steyn Club members around the world

Continue Reading

Laura's Links

Making Bread Lines Great Again

WhatsApp Telegram

Laura Rosen Cohen on the bread line's return to Ontario, cultural relativism, and protecting your kids from the State...

Continue Reading

Politics & Current Affairs

Build Back Bollocks

WhatsApp Telegram

The accelerating non-conservatism of conservative leaders and institutions

Continue Reading

Steyn's Song of the Week

What Is This Thing Called Love?

WhatsApp Telegram

Programming note: Steyn's Song of the Week can now be heard weekly on Serenade Radio, every Sunday at 5.30pm British Summer Time. If you missed today's show, you can hear the repeat at 5.30am Monday UK time - that's 9.30pm Pacific Sunday evening on the West Coast of North America, or Monday lunchtime in Australia. This month we are marking the centenary of Nelson Riddle, perhaps the greatest of all arrangers of popular song. That's what Frank Sinatra thought, and we cite "I've Got the World on a String", "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry" as merely the obvious examples. This week's selection is less frequently cited, but is a particular favorite of mine. On March 27th 1929 the Charles B Cochran revue ...

Continue Reading

The Mark Steyn Weekend Show

Fearful Symmetry

WhatsApp Telegram

Welcome to a brand new entry to our Mark Steyn Club anthology of video poetry. Because, as Mark always says, video poetry is where the big bucks are. Last month's celebration of the first poem published in Australia prompted mixed reactions from viewers. On the one hand, there was a certain enthusiasm for animal poems; on the other...

Continue Reading

Ave atque vale

Doing the Decent Thing

WhatsApp Telegram

In the latest audio episode of Mark Steyn's Passing Parade, Mark looks at John Profumo before and after the scandal, and Madame Chiang kai-Shek before and after the loss of China

Continue Reading

The Mark Steyn Show

The Narrowing Bounds of Discourse

WhatsApp Telegram

Welcome to a special presentation of The Mark Steyn Show, delving into the evergreen subject of free speech...

Continue Reading

The War on Free Speech

Michael E Mann, Loser (Again)

WhatsApp Telegram

A couple of developments on the global warm-monger front

Continue Reading

Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

WhatsApp Telegram

The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

Continue Reading

Mark's Week in Review

A Se'nnight of Steyn, June 14-20

WhatsApp Telegram

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

Continue Reading

Ave atque vale

Politeness and Blind Spots

WhatsApp Telegram

For the first time in this adaptation of Mark Steyn's Passing Parade our brace of weekend eulogies are related - an aristocratic survivor, the Duke of Devonshire, and the sister-in-law who started as a bright young thing and ended as a fascist moll: Diana Mosley...

Continue Reading

A Clubman's Notes

Solving the Labor Problem

WhatsApp Telegram

The final instalment of our latest Tale for Our Time - George Orwell's ever more timely tale of the day after utopia, Animal Farm...

Continue Reading

A Clubman's Notes

Boxer on the Ropes

WhatsApp Telegram

In Part Eleven of Animal Farm, Boxer, Orwell's equine embodiment of the Russian working class, discovers very belatedly that his loyalty to Napoleon is not reciprocated...

Continue Reading

A Clubman's Notes

Totalitarian Hangover

WhatsApp Telegram

Part Ten of a tale that gets more unnervingly timely with every day

Continue Reading

A Clubman's Notes

A Target on the Back

WhatsApp Telegram

Part Nine of this month's totally escapist Tale for Our Time - George Orwell's Animal Farm. It's nothing like anything happening today, so need to worry about it...

Continue Reading

A Clubman's Notes

Tasting Blood

WhatsApp Telegram

Episode Eight of Animal Farm

Continue Reading

A Clubman's Notes

The Age of Plenty

WhatsApp Telegram

Part Seven of Animal Farm, a tale that is almost too timely...

Continue Reading

A Clubman's Notes

Porcine Palace

WhatsApp Telegram

Part Six of our latest nightly audio entertainment - a bit of escapism all about how utopian illusions curdle into something dark, tyrannous and violent. So nothing to do with our world then. Instead, it's Animal Farm by George Orwell...

Continue Reading

A Clubman's Notes

Snowball in Hell

WhatsApp Telegram

Part Five of Animal Farm, George Orwell's ever timelier tale of equality and its hierarchies...

Continue Reading

A Clubman's Notes

Muted Enthusiasm

WhatsApp Telegram

Part Four of George Orwell's ever timelier tale Animal Farm

Continue Reading

A Clubman's Notes

A Resolution of One's Own

WhatsApp Telegram

Part Three of Animal Farm by George Orwell

Continue Reading

A Clubman's Notes

Getting There from Here

WhatsApp Telegram

Part Two of Animal Farm by George Orwell. These are serious times, and Orwell's self-described "fairy story" is a serious tale...

Continue Reading

A Clubman's Notes

More Equal Than Others

WhatsApp Telegram

Welcome along to the forty-eighth audio adventure in our series Tales for Our Time: As I wrote last weekend, we're starting June with some heavyweight political satire - Animal Farm by George Orwell...

Continue Reading

The Hundred Years Ago Show

Twenty-Four Hours in Tulsa

WhatsApp Telegram

Keep up to date with the past with Mark's world news update from 1921

Continue Reading

A Clubman's Notes

The Elphbergs - with a Word on the Rassendylls

WhatsApp Telegram

Mark's contemporary inversion of Anthony Hope's classic The Prisoner of Zenda: The Prisoner of Windsor...

Continue Reading

Image

The Mark Steyn Club

Member Login

Email:

Password:

Remember me on this computer/device

Not yet a member of the Mark Steyn Club? Join now!

Image

Search SteynOnline.com

Follow Mark

Facebook  Twitter  YouTube  Join Mailing List  RSS Feed

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

© 2020 Mark Steyn Enterprises (US) Inc. All rights reserved.
No part of this website or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of Mark Steyn Enterprises.