In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:
~The week began with Steyn celebrating one of his favorite pop songs, "On a Slow Boat to China", as an appropriately nautical theme for those who've booked passage on the inaugural Mark Steyn Club Cruise. It's not a slow boat to China but a leisurely voyage from Montreal to Boston at the height of the Eastern Seaboard's beautiful fall foliage season. Join Steyn and his doughty crew Michele Bachmann, John O'Sullivan, Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, along with special musical guest Tal Bachman. We'll be doing all our regular SteynOnline features - The Mark Steyn Show, Song of the Week, Tales for Our Time - but live and on water. You can find more details on the Cruise here.
~Mark's Monday Notebook looked at two significant shifts in the public square: its increasing surrender to Islam, and its accelerating banishment of the entire western inheritance.
Later that day Steyn joined Tucker Carlson to talk over two topics - the weekend's leftist violence in America, and the Creepy Porn Lawyer's announcement of his presidential bid. Click below to watch:
~On Tuesday Mark hosted another Clubland Q&A, taking questions from Mark Steyn Club members live around the planet. Topics covered included blasphemous Indonesians, flaming Swedes, non-wreath-laying wreath-layers, matching ties and handkerchiefs, and what a fine girl Brandy Edwards is. 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.
~Wednesday brought the big news of the week in America: the removal of former CIA director John Brennan's "security clearance" - which promptly sent the left into full meltdown. Steyn reacted on "Tucker Carlson Tonight":
~Steyn's Thursday Notebook returned to the subject of the ongoing demolition of the past, not only in America and Britain but especially in Canada, where the Dominion's first prime minister, Sir John A Macdonald, is being erased from public view.
~For the weekend and just ahead of the upcoming Steyn cruise, we revisited one of Mark's shipboard guests, Michele Bachmann, and a very perceptive preview of the Trump Administration:
~For our Saturday movie date, Steyn marked the ninetieth birthday of a great director, Nicolas Roeg, with whom Mark enjoyed a momentary possibility of silver screen stardom.
In legal news, CRTV continue to deny that they've lost their suit against Steyn and to refuse to pay up and move on. For those interested, we've provided a handy guide to CRTV's sleazy founder Cary Katz's multiple lawsuits against Mark. We will update this page as Katz adds to his swelling number of cases against Steyn.
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 next month 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.)
A new week at SteynOnline begins tonight with our Song of the Week.