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Mark Steyn

Oklahoma!

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Today happens to be Oscar Hammerstein II's 125th birthday (he was born in New York City on July 12th 1895) and last week the US Supreme Court gave him a helluva present by chopping his song in half: We know we belong to the land And the land we belong to is grand! Except you've only got half as much land to feel grand about. When the wind comes sweepin' down the plain, the plain's a lot narrower to go sweepin' down. Thank you, Neil Gorsuch. But as the song and the license plate say: Oklahoma - OK! Oklahoma may be the post-Habsburg Austria of the Lower Forty-Eight, but "Oklahoma!" remains not merely an OK song, but a great song and also a great state song. Quite a few state songs are great songs but they're not great state songs: "Georgia ...

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The Mark Steyn Weekend Show

Steyn's Sunday Poems: Summer Special

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Welcome to the first of our weekend specials this summer. With our video poetry shoots stymied by Covid, Mark's put together an anthology of some favorite Mark Steyn Show poems of recent months, and matched them to some appropriate musical interludes. The poets span the last three hundred years, and include the famous, the once famous, and the eternally obscure. We hope this half-hour of words and music is a pleasant break from the civilizational assault all around. To listen, simply click above...

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The Mark Steyn Show

The Soon to Be Canceled

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More from Mark on the bonfire of our civilization, plus the Club of the Canceled, the jurisprudential wind comes sweeping down the plain, Blake goes black, Miss Egypt meets the Muscles from Brussels, and much more...

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Topical Take

The Fake Hate-Crime Boogie

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As the great woke wars of 2020 continue, an Oregon politician has found himself on the receiving end of a racist latter. Of course, he also found himself on the sending end of it in yet another faux hate crime.

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Laura's Links

Self-Flagellating Sussexes

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Meghan and Harry are warning of the Commonwealth's problematic past, Alan Dershowitz is MIA from his preferred nude beach, and J.K. Rowling sounds the alarm about hormone treatments for trans children (and, of course, is called a bigot). These and more stories in this week's Laura's Links.

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The Mark Steyn Show

A Serenade to Stupidity

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Riotous commentary on the passing scene, plus Rise of the Woke Women, social-justice accountancy, express de-plinthing, the unmanned sports, the death of an empress, and "the most stupid song ever written"...

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Politics & Current Affairs

Babes in a China Shop

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Twenty years ago, Americans were told, "Get used to it: Manufacturing's not coming back. We can't make widgets for the price they can be made in China. So instead we're going to be 'the knowledge economy'..." Yet mysteriously China wound up with "the knowledge economy", too...

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Steyn on Fox

Juneteenth Is Bustin' Out All Over

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Mark and Tucker on Republicans piling on Columbus

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The War on Free Speech

The Costs of Mann Delay

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Michael E Mann, loser, liar, scofflaw and deadbeat

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

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The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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Mark's Week in Review

A Se'nnight of Steyn, July 6-12

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

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Shaidle at the Cinema

1776

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With Hamilton now facing the cancel mob, Kathy Shaidle takes a look at Broadway's previous foray into American history, 1776...

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A Clubman's Notes

Morons in Space

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The final installment of C M Kornbluth's mordant tale of future "progress" The Marching Morons

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A Clubman's Notes

The Race Is Not to the Swift

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Part Three of Mark's serialization of The Marching Morons by C M Kornbluth, a tale of a dystopian future that seems to have arrived a lot sooner than the author predicted...

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A Clubman's Notes

Take It and Stick It!

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Part Two of The Marching Morons by C M Kornbluth, a terrifying glimpse of a society mired in mass stupidity...

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A Clubman's Notes

Morons on the March

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A timely tale for the Summer of 2020: Mark reads C W Kornbluth's story The Marching Morons, set in a world where everyone is incredibly stupid...

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Steyn's Song of the Week

There's A Kind of Hush (All Over the World) with Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits

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A live Song of the Week with the irrepressible Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits and a great pop song by Les Reed and Geoff Stephens:

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The Mark Steyn Weekend Show

The Faint Half-Blush That Dies Along Her Throat

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ImageWelcome to another entry in our Mark Steyn Club anthology of video poetry - Mark reads a disturbing poem by Robert Browning, My Last Duchess...

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