Our thoughts are with the people of Paris after the bloodbath with which this grim weekend began. Mark gave his initial reaction on Friday night in a much-read column: "The Barbarians Are Inside, And There Are No Gates." On Saturday morning he shared his thoughts in a TV appearance on "Fox & Friends", and later, after President Hollande declared that he would wage a war that would be "pitiless", Steyn looked at some of the all too pitiful reactions.
There was other news in the days before the ISIS assault. In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:
~Our Monday Mohammed this week was Sudan's Ahmed Mohamed, purveyor of jihad on a tray. On the other hand, to Hillary Clinton's crack security detail, the real threat that day was New Hampshire's Secretary of State.
~Tuesday saw the latest Republican presidential debate. Mark previewed it with Sean Hannity on Fox News. Click below to watch:
After the debate Mark reviewed the performances of Trump, Carson, Rubio, Cruz, Bush, Paul, Kasich, Fiorina ...and Eisenhower.
~Wednesday was Veterans Day in the US and Remembrance Day across the Commonwealth. Steyn marked the occasion with some observations on war and remembrance ...and delusion and usurpation.
~On Thursday, on the eve of a multi-target Islamic assault on one of the world's great cities, the young safe-space fascists of America's universities were agitated about racist sombreros, while the planet's political leaders were worrying about climate change. And then the barbarians struck...
~One reason why Europe is now full of jihadists is because Europeans believed the reliably wrong Paul Ehrlich's predictions of overpopulation and stopped having babies. On Friday, Anthony Watts had some sport with Ehrlich's review of Mark's book "A Disgrace to the Profession".
~Because of Paris, we postponed our Saturday movie feature. However, we did find time for two contrasting additions to our Sinatra songbook - "For Once In My Life" and "Some Enchanted Evening".
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week. On Monday morning Mark will be starting the week discussing the latest developments in France on "Fox & Friends", and later on Fox Business with Stuart Varney.