On this one hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:
It was a fast-moving week for news, beginning with the latest development in the Beltway fever swamp about Russian "hacking" and ending with Trump bombing Russia's principal Middle East client. Steyn discussed the former issue with Tucker Carlson on his highly successful primetime show, following the revelation that Obama's National Security Advisor had spent a year "wiretapping" Trump and his associates. Click below to watch:
On the latter, Mark turned up on the morning after the bombing raid before to analyze the Syrian attack on "Fox & Friends". Click below to watch:
Otherwise, the week found Steyn in elegaic mood, starting with our Song of the Week. After the Westminster Bridge terrorist murders, the Brexit trigger, and Dame Vera Lynn's hundredth birthday, Mark found himself wondering whether "There'll Always Be An England".
~On Monday Ayaan Hirsi Ali canceled her tour of Australia for "security reasons". Steyn considered the state of free speech in a world of Islamic intimidation and western appeasement. It was our most read piece of the week: "The Big Shut-Up."
~Tuesday's SteynPost featured Mark on pomp and permanence, immigration and illusion.
~Wednesday's Mark Steyn Show saw Mark in London talking "cultural appropriation" with bestselling novelist Lionel Shriver. Click below to watch:
~On Thursday Steyn returned to the subject of the "Russia" investigations with Neil Cavuto on Fox News as the US Government announced its revised position on Putin's Syrian proxy.
~Friday's edition of The Mark Steyn Weekend Show featured Part Two of his interview with Lionel Shriver, about America after the dollar's collapse, plus a look at the landmark movie Metropolis, and Cheryl Bentyne from the Manhattan Transfer performing a classic Leon Russell song.
In grimmer news the latest "truck attack" in Stockholm vindicated Mark's observations of Sweden on a recent SteynPost.
~Our Saturday movie date celebrated the hundredth anniversary of Buster Keaton's screen debut: Mark paid tribute to "The Great Stone Face". But he also rounded out the week with a live weekend update on Syria, Russia, Susan Rice et al with Jesse Watters.
Steyn has a new project he's working on - about the highly lucrative American "student-loan industry", and especially so-called PLUS loans marketed direct to parents. If you've any interesting observations to share, do shoot him an email. Confidentiality will be respected.
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with Mark's Song of the Week - and look and listen for Steyn on the airwaves as the week proceeds.