Happy Palm Sunday (albeit a week early if you're one of our eastern Orthodox readers). This weekend Mark's beloved book A Song For The Season is finally out in eBook - at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo-Chapters in Canada, and worldwide. So, whatever your preferred digital distribution method, you can be reading it within a minute!
Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Steyn:
~The week began with the 70th anniversary of British troops reaching the end of the road to Mandalay.
~On Monday, Mark pondered mass murder in Sana'a and safe spaces in Chicago: "To the sixth-year students in the Department of Navel Gazing, the slaughter at Charlie Hebdo isn't big enough to count as a micro-aggression." Monday also saw a remarkable police press conference on a supposed "horrific gang rape" at the University of Virginia, prompting Steyn to contrast the media frenzy over an entirely fake rape case with their circumspection over a very real sexual assault on one of their own. It was our most-read piece of the week: "A Tale of Two Rapes."
~On Tuesday, Mark returned to BBC Radio for the first time in 18 years. The reason was "Same Tune, Different Song", in which the composer Debbie Wiseman composed a new tune and gave it to two different lyricists to put words to. You can hear the full show here.
~On Wednesday, the US Army announced it was charging Bowe Bergdahl with desertion. To Steyn, the more important question was why the President chose to honor the deserter and his Taliban-sympathizing father at the Rose Garden.
~The big story of the week was the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 with the loss of all 150 lives. On Thursday it emerged that the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, had locked the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately flown the jet straight into a mountain. Mark discussed the crash, as well as Obama's Mad Libs foreign policy in the Middle East, on The Hugh Hewitt Show.
~On Friday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced his retirement. Steyn saddled up for one last chorus of "Cow Poets On The Dole".
On the Mann vs Steyn trial-of-the-century front, Mark provided an update on the case and put in a word for the brand new paperback Climate Change: The Facts, the new must-read book on the state of the science, the policy and the politics, with contributions from Steyn and many eminent scientists. It's now available from the SteynOnline bookstore - and Mark will be more than happy to autograph it for the denier in your family.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.