Happy St-Jean-Baptiste Day to all our Quebec readers. It was a somewhat truncated se'nnight at SteynOnline, but, in case you missed it, here's how it looked to Mark:
~The week began with a rare outbreak of World Cup fever at SteynOnline, as Mark celebrated the all-time great footie anthem.
~On Monday Steyn pondered how Bertolt Brecht's sardonic advice on "dissolving the people" has been taken up by governments all over the western world: it was our most read piece of the week.
~On Tuesday Mark hosted another Clubland Q&A, taking questions from Mark Steyn Club members live around the planet. Topics covered included hard borders and soft Brexits, the Inspector General's report on the Hillary fix, Hamiltonian immigrants, chaste lawyers, and Italian bedfellows. To hear the full show, click here.
Clubland Q&A is made with the support of members of The Mark Steyn Club, for which we are profoundly grateful. For more on the Club, see below.
~On Wednesday the lamentations over "children being ripped from the arms of their mothers" overwhelmed the White House, and the President signed an executive order. Unlike the sob sisters elsewhere in the media, Mark and Tucker remained hard-hearted. Click below to watch:
~As the week drew to a close, Mark took his (temporary) leave, and revealed where the damages from his victory in the CRTV vs Steyn suit will be going.
For those of a legal bent, we have also provided a handy guide to CRTV founder Cary Katz's four (at the time of writing) lawsuits with Mark. We will update this page as Katz adds to his swelling number of cases against Steyn.
~On Friday, notwithstanding his corporeal absence, Mark managed to appear with Barbara Kay to talk free speech on video at IdeaCity in Toronto.
~For our Saturday movie date we welcomed the first ever guest writer in SteynOnline's fifteen-year history, Kathy Shaidle, with her take on a memorable Jerry Lewis moment from The King of Comedy.
Much of our content at SteynOnline this last year has been funded by members of The Mark Steyn Club. Don't worry, none of our regular features are being paywalled, or anything like that, but we are providing Club members with a few extras, such as our Sunday Poem, Tales for Our Time, participation in our Clubland Q&As, and the opportunity to sail with Mark on the inaugural Mark Steyn Club Cruise from Montreal to Boston this September at the height of foliage season. (If you're thinking of coming on the Cruise, don't leave it too late, as the price is more favorable the earlier you book.)
Stay tuned: Mark will return.