There's no live Clubland Q&A today. However, there is a non-live edition, to mark the fifth birthday of The Mark Steyn Club. Simply click above.
Our little club was born half-a-decade ago this very day - May 6th 2017 - and we thank especially all our First Day Founding Members who've chosen to re-up for a sixth year with us. However, if today is the first day you're minded to join us, we love our newest members too.
The first Clubland Q&A appeared a few days after our grand opening, so it's also the fifth anniversary of this particular show. To mark the occasion, I've rummaged around through the first few months of Q&A and selected a few questions and answers from 2017 that stand the test of time (and added an occasional comment). You'll hear some thoughts on war, empire, immigration, women's sports, America's national anthem, the dirty stinking rotten corrupt US Department of Justice, and on dementia both personal and societal. In addition, we'll hear predictions for 2022 and the first ever Recitation of the Timezones.
Do let us know below what you like about the Club, and what you don't; what we've got right this first half-decade, and what we're missing. Irene, a First Weekend Founding Member from Connecticut, writes:
Still the best deal in town! I thoroughly enjoy all of the Club's contents: Mark's in-depth commentary on songs, film, the cultural/political scene and his reading of poetry and classic fiction (might this be expanded to include some non-fiction - for example, Churchill's Painting as a Pastime?).
I'm looking forward to a new year of the Steyn Club. Take care, all.
Whether or not you're a member of The Mark Steyn Club, you can listen to the Clubland Q&A wherever you happen to be on this turbulent earth: Club membership is required only to ask a question - and, as you can hear above, some of those questions ring down the decade. If you've been toying with signing up, either for a full year or a see-how-it-goes experimental quarter, we'll be sure to give you a warm welcome.
Look for more fifth-anniversary celebrations over the weekend.