In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:
The week began in Copenhagen with the naming of the dead in the latest murderous assault by a "known wolf", and in Derna with the mass beheading of 21 Christians. The Government of the United Sates attributed both to a lack of job opportunities, prompting our most-read piece of the week: "Who Ya Gonna Believe? Us Or Your Own Severed Head?"
~On Tuesday the White House opened its international conference on "Countering Violent Extremism" - a condescending bit of misdirection that Mark addressed in his column "Living History".
~On Wednesday, Steyn returned to the John Oakley show on Toronto's AM640 to chew over the state of the world near and far.
~On Thursday, the American media went bananas over Rudy Giuliani's suggestion that Obama doesn't love his country. Mark put it this way: If the President were working for the other side, what exactly would he be doing differently?
~On Friday, Steyn's Sinatra Century continued with his valentine to the Windy City: "Chicago." Earlier, Mark considered the great question at the heart of Sinatra's art: "What Is This Thing Called Love?"
For the SteynOnline weekend movie date, Mark picked a favorite Oscar-loser, Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson in Lost In Translation.
Steyn is proud to be part of a new book called Climate Change: The Facts, featuring contributions from many eminent scientists. It's available in Kindle at Amazon outlets worldwide, as well as in Kobo and in Nook at Barnes & Noble. And, as always, we thank readers who've continued to support Mark's pushback against serial litigant and fake Nobel Laureate Michael E Mann via SteynOnline gift certificates and other Steyn store purchases. After the conference on "Countering Violent Extremism", Steyn's twin bestsellers America Alone and After America are timelier than ever.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.