In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:
A week ago, he was on C-SPAN's Book TV. If you didn't catch it, you can see the video here.Ostensibly, Mark was there to plug Climate Change: The Facts but, from the subject of his remarks, it was also something of a curtain-raiser for his brand new book.
The new week began with a bit of a Fourth of July hangover. The national holiday did not go well across the river from Steyn's New Hampshire HQ: Vermonters are apparently insufficiently independent to be permitted to host an Independence Day parade.
~On Monday Mark continued his Sinatra Century, with a high-rolling classic "Luck Be A Lady". He paired it later in the week with a beautiful ballad written by Frankie Laine, "We'll Be Together Again".
~On Tuesday some reader mail prompted what became our most-read column of the week: "The Stupidity of Sophisticates."
~This week marked the tenth anniversary of the London Tube bombings. As Mark reflected on Wednesday, thanks to skilful policing it has been possible in the decade since to prevent mass murder, but not the ongoing suicide of a great nation.
~On Friday Steyn's Campaign '16 update considered the twin disruptions to the Democrat and Republican presidential fields, Bernie and the Donald.
For our Saturday movie date, Mark looked ahead to Bastille Day with a latterday Parisian valentine AmÃ©lie.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.