Welcome to the Tuesday edition of The Mark Steyn Show. If you're watching us in real time, immediately after today's show, Mark will be back with his old EIB comrade on Bo Snerdley's Rush Hour, live at 4pm US Eastern on New York's legendary radio powerhouse, 77 WABC.
Today's Steyn Show begins with Mark's take on the curious proclivities of world leaders, after which three of his most popular guests - Anne-Élisabeth Moutet, Phelim McAleer and James Melville - return to survey the world from Macron in China to Biden in Ireland via digital currency everywhere.
All that plus Mark's Mailbox - and we round things out with a song that's out of this world.
To watch the show, simply click above.
~As Mark mentions on air, he has a new book out in a week's time, The Prisoner of Windsor. You can pre-order a personally autographed copy over at the SteynOnline Bookstore. But, if you're way beyond physical books, it's also available in digital editions, whether you incline toward Amazon's Kindle or Barnes & Noble's Nook.
Aside from buying The Prisoner of Windsor, there are multiple ways of supporting Mark's important lawsuit against the UK state censor Ofcom in the English High Court, including:
a) signing up a friend for a Steyn Club Gift Membership;
b) buying a loved one a SteynOnline gift certificate; or
c) joining Mark, Eva, Leilani, Alexandra and his other special guests on this summer's Steyn Cruise.
GB News will not be standing with Mark in court. Not for the first time, Steyn will be fighting an important free-speech campaign alone. But the "chilling effect" of Ofcom on public discourse is far worse than Canada under Section 13, so battle must be joined.
~As for the Ofcom-compliant, nay Ofcom-craven GB News, its ratings slide continues, impacting not just Dan Wootton's first hour but now Nigel Farage, whose last three shows have had their successively worst ratings since Steyn's departure, sliding on Monday to 35,600 viewers out of 67 million UK residents. That was a show that included an interview with the director of the Museum of Brexit - appropriate enough, given that, under the Windsor Framework, Brexit is history. Next up was The Lord President of the Privy Council Hour, which, by the end, had precisely 14,300 viewers to bequeath to poor Dan. Could be worse. At 3pm on Monday, Patrick Christys had, across the British Isles, an audience of just 300 - equivalent to a three-quarters-empty performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre in the West End.
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~Eva, Leilani and Alexandra will be back to take the pulse of the planet on a brand new Steyn Show tomorrow, Wednesday, at 8pm UK/3pm North American Eastern.
~And finally, if you are way beyond print copies of books, signed or unsigned, The Prisoner of Windsor is also available for digital pre-order. For the Kindle edition around the world, please click below: