In case you missed him on TV on Saturday night, Steyn will be back on C-SPAN's Book TV tonight (or tomorrow morning, depending on whether you're late to bed or early to rise) talking about the Number One Climatology bestseller Climate Change: The Facts. The show airs Sunday night/Monday morn at 4am Eastern/1am Pacific.
Meanwhile, here's how a turbulent seven days looked to Mark:
He started the week with a strong cup of coffee, which was just as well. And he followed it with a Monday-morning Danish pastry, and some thoughts on Scandinavian elections, and Aussie temperature "adjustments".
~On Tuesday Steyn addressed an outrageous assault on free speech even by the standards of overreaching US prosecutors - in this case, Assistant US Attorney Niketh Velamoor. "The Eye of the Goon" was our most-read column of the week.
~On Wednesday, in a lively appearance with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Mark argued re the current Confederate Flag frenzy that the Democratic Party was the largest and most powerful slavery supporting institution on the planet, and the only one to survive to the 21st century.
~On Thursday the Chief Justice saved RobertsCare - whoops, ObamaCare - for the second time, and Mark told Hugh Hewitt on the radio that he didn't really care for Supreme Courts that are as supreme as this one.
~Speaking of which, on Friday Supreme Intergalactic Arbiter Anthony Kennedy discovered a constitutional right to gay marriage. Abroad, in a day of extraordinary bloodshed, dozens of western tourists were shot dead on their sunbeds on a Tunisian beach. Mark found it an unsettling juxtaposition.
By week's end, Steyn's Sinatra Century had reached a Cole Porter classic "I Concentrate On You", but for those who prefer "the rude beauty of a Southern field hand musing in melody on his porch" he also marked the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone". For our Saturday showbiz feature, Mark bid ave atque vale to the great Patrick Macnee, squire to a trio of top totty on TV's "The Avengers".
If you enjoyed Steyn's C-SPAN appearance and want an update on Michael E Mann's lawsuit against him, please see here. The good news is that Climate Change: The Facts is back in stock at Amazon, and Mark and his co-authors are cleaning Mann's clock on the Climatology Hit Parade. You can also order the book, personally autographed, direct from the SteynOnline bookstore - and, if you need it in the next 90 seconds, it's out in eBook via Kindle, Nook at Barnes & Noble, or Kobo at Indigo-Chapters in Canada and around the world.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.