I was out and about on the Canadian airwaves today, promoting both The [Un]documented Mark Steyn and my appearance in Toronto next Wednesday night. You can hear me with John Oakley here, and later in the morning I joined Jerry Agar at 1010 CFRB.
We talked about the Charlie Hebdo massacre and free speech more generally, and I said to Jerry that the reason I'm so forthright about this issue is that I sincerely have no wish to live in the world these guys are building for us. And by "these guys" I mean not just the "Allahu Akbar!" crazies but a western left that thinks it can mediate relations between Islam and free societies if the rest of us just agree to let our liberties be a little more constrained. Nuts to that.
I was also generally scoffing of the pseudo-solidarity with the Charlie dead, referencing the pencil brooch worn by Helen Mirren to the Golden Globes on her "admittedly splendid bosom". If a splendid bosom is to your listening pleasure, click below. I show up, I believe, about 50 minutes in:
~Then it was on to Charles Adler at 680 CJOB where we explored political correctness and cultural relativism:
~I rounded things out with a return to The Dennis Miller Show, where the subject of James Taylor's diplomatic mission to Paris came up. Dennis was inclined to cut James some slack, but I was less willing.
~Tomorrow I'll be checking in with my old pal Andrew Lawton in London, Ontario, and later with Hugh Hewitt coast to coast.
~If you'd like to see me in Toronto, I'll be there next Wednesday night, January 28th, at Indigo's flagship bookstore at Bay and Bloor in conversation with Heather Reisman. I'll be talking about The [Un]documented Mark Steyn, and much else - as well as taking your questions, and doing some heavy-duty autographing, too. It all starts at 7pm - free admission, but first come, first served. For more details, see here.