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Mark Steyn

A Se'nnight of Steyn, May 19-25

President Reagan forty-one years ago today:

Memorial Day is a time to take stock of the present, reflect on the past, and renew our commitment to the future of America.

Today, as in the past, there are problems that must be solved and challenges that must be met. We can tackle them with our full strength and creativity only because we are free to work them out in our own way. We owe this freedom of choice and action to those men and women in uniform who have served this nation and its interests in time of need. In particular, we are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.

I don't have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.

This Memorial Day of 1983, we honor those brave Americans who died in the service of their country. I think an ancient scholar put it well when he wrote: "Let us now praise famous men . . . All these were honored in their generation, and were the glory of their times. Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore." As a tribute to their sacrifice, let us renew our resolve to remain strong enough to deter aggression, wise enough to preserve and protect our freedom, and thoughtful enough to promote lasting peace throughout the world.

Though it was not Mark's chosen book title - America Alone - (as discussed with former Reagan speechwriter Peter Robinson in Friday's Topical Take) has perfectly captured the situation we find ourselves in now. The consequences of demographic hard truths are evident in daily headlines across the world. As we reflect on this Memorial Day Weekend, it is worth contemplating: if America is indeed alone - will it honor its fallen, rally and reverse course in time?

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~ In Steyn's Song of the Week on Sunday Mark celebrated a cowboy classic: "Riders in the Sky" by Stan Jones.

~ On Happy Whit Monday, Mark took on "hair racism" in the British courts.

~ Mark explored hard landings, days of shame, and American "assurances" in Tuesday's Notebook.

~ On Wednesday's Clubland Q&A Mark fielded questions on many topics, starting with Rishi Sunak's hilariously sodden announcement of a general election and moving on to Klaus Schwab's successor at the WEF, Democrats' plans for Trump, Covid vaccine developments - and music for the chocolate soldiers of GB News.

~ Laura Rosen Cohen returned on Thursday with her famous links from around the world.

~ On Friday we took a look back at a most prescient interview - that of Mark by the Hoover Institution's Peter Robinson on the premise of his bestselling book America Alone.

~ On The Town returned to Serenade Radio on Saturday - available to club members for replay here.

~ Later Rick McGinnis returned with a review of Darryl F Zanuck's production of "In Old Chicago".

This week also saw the filing of no fewer than four legal filings - one in the High Court in London (Steyn vs Ofcom) and three in the not so high court in Washington, DC (Mann vs Steyn). Thank you to all our club members who have helped support these extraordinary legal costs through their membership, gift memberships and gift certificates.

Later we will return with our traditional Memorial Day observances. Also, Steyn's Song of the Week on Serenade Radio at 12:30pm Eastern Time/ 5:30pm UK.

May 26, 2024 at 10:29 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn: May 12-18

The seventh birthday celebrations continue at The Mark Steyn Club...

All twenty-nine episodes of Mark's narration of Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary are now available for streaming.

And, Mark's new show at Serenade Radio is proving very popular.

Coming up in the weeks ahead:

Mark has been granted judicial review against UK state censor Ofcom, for its attempts to suppress the truth regarding the Covid-19 vaccine. The King's Bench Division of the English High Court will hear Mark's case on June 11, 2024.

And, in The Superior Court of The District of Columbia, Mark's attorney will respond to Michael Mann's objection to a new trial. Followers of the case may recall that the jury returned with their unconstitutional one million dollar punitive award - after Michael Mann's lawyer urged the jury to do so in order to "serve as an example" to prevent "these attacks on Climate Scientists..." improperly invoking President Trump and January 6th.

These fights for free speech are not being funded by wealthy sugar daddies but rather, by you, our loyal readers. Thank you. Your renewed subscription helps keep us in this fight.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~ On Sunday - also known as Mother's Day in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and various other places - Mark paid homage to mother songs in Steyn's Song of the Week.

~ Mark's Monday column predicted that diversity would be our death.

~ Tuesday's Notebook previewed the aforementioned upcoming hearing in the UK and included the great Steve McIntyre's examination of Mark's take on the dangers of the third shot - as more of those dangers reveal themselves.

~ Clubland Q&A returned on Wednesday with Mark fielding questions on many topics, from America's famously unique peaceful transfer of power to Ireland's sudden preference for a non-backstop, plus breaking news of the attempted assassination of the Slovak prime minister - and music for Paraguayan Independence Day.

~ On Thursday Laura's Links with Laura Rosen Cohen's famous links from around the world.

~ Mark's Friday column examined ever more curious aspects of the Covid Regime - and Peter Daszak's sudden fall from grace.

~ Rick's Flicks on Saturday reviewed the classic film: Nothing Sacred.

A new week begins later today on Serenade Radio with Steyn's Song of the Week at 5:30pm UK time/ 12:30pm North American Eastern Time.

May 19, 2024 at 8:06 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn: May 5-11

First, Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers among our readers in America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere... Mark will have some special Mother's Day content here at SteynOnline later today.

Also, a very happy seventh birthday to all of us in The Mark Steyn Club!

As longtime readers know, the club was born in May of 2017 at a crisis point. Mark was being sued for telling the truth. Ultimately, he won - thanks to this club.

A decade before that, Mark successfully fought three different human rights commissions in Canada that tried to silence him for bringing attention to our changing demographics in the west - the consequences of which dominate the news every day now. This win for free speech in Canada was supported by people of all political stripes and resulted in the repeal of the onerous "Section 13".

The world has changed much since then - and so predictably Section 13 has reared its ugly head again in Canada, along with similar efforts to silence truth-tellers by the e-safety commissar in Australia, and by chief censor Ofcom in the United Kingdom. Mark's attempt to rein in Ofcom's overreach of its statutory powers will be heard in the King's Bench Division of the English Court in just one month's time.

And, in America, the unconstitutional verdict in Mann vs Steyn is being appealed - all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary.

As important as these fights for free speech are, one cannot live in the courthouse alone.... Thus, Mark has redoubled his efforts to provide a respite from litigation with his popular audio offerings - a new weekly music show - On the Town at Serenade Radio - and Tales for Our Time, narrations that take us back to another time.

Mark's current Tale for Our Time - The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie - is proving very popular and is available for streaming here. This is just one of many perks of membership in The Mark Steyn Club, not least the knowledge that this club helps Mark defend free speech. Thank you to all our members - from those who joined on that first day in 2017 to our newest members who have joined in the last few days. If your membership has lapsed, now is the perfect time to renew.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~ On the eve of our seventh birthday, we kicked off celebrations with Mark's audio special - Non-Stop Number Ones: 2024 edition - featuring guests Randy Bachman, Bananarama, Don Black, Billy Bragg, Leslie Bricusse, Louis Clark, Simon Climie, Christopher Cross, Dana, Vincent Falcone Jr, The Human League, Julio Iglesias, Andy Kim, Lulu, Men at Work, Peter Noone, Gary Osborne, Artie Shaw, Paul Simon, Andy Williams and Ray Williams (plus bonus appearance by Ted Cruz).

~ Mark's Monday birthday column reflected on the lessons from his seminal book America Alone - and the recent election results in England.

~ His Tuesday's Notebook was devoted to globalism and its discontents.

~ On Wednesday Mark hosted his weekly Clubland Q&A - fielding questions from Mark Steyn Club members on many topics, from the calls for decapitations at George Washington University to the withdrawal of the AstraZeneca "vaccine" from the entire planet.

~ Laura's Links returned on Thursday with Laura Rosen Cohen's round-up of interesting links from around the world.

~ Mark's Friday column was a primer on the evolution of events in Malmö - culminating in Eurovision's contest there this weekend.

~ On Saturday, club members were treated to a preview of Mark's new Serenade Radio show - On The Town.

~ Later, in Rick's Flicks, Rick McGinnis reviewed classic film "Destination Tokyo".

A new week begins with a replay of Steyn's Song of the Week at Serenade Radio at 5:30pm UK time/ 12:30 pm North American Eastern Time.

May 12, 2024 at 8:06 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn: April 28-May 4

To mark the Mark Steyn Club's seventh birthday on Monday, we have not only the return of Tales for Our Time but also the launch of a brand new weekly music show. The first episode premiered yesterday on Serenade Radio and will air every Saturday thereafter at 5pm UK time/12 noon North American Eastern.

A replay is available on demand for club members here.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~ In lieu of Mark's regular Song of the Week on Sunday, Mark shared a video of his recent appearance at Hillsdale College as part of their series on the American musical.

~ On Monday, Mark did some simple arithmetic.

~ Mark's Tuesday column reflected on the latest admissions by AstraZeneca - and the reason Mark continues the fight against Ofcom in the King's Bench Division of the High Court.

~ Mark was back at the microphone on Wednesday, fielding questions on many topics, from the Islamisation of the western left to the precipitous decline in screen acting.

~ On Thursday, Laura Rosen Cohen returned with her famous links from around the world - including The New Tentifadah.

~ Mark's Weekend Notebook expanded on revelations re the case against AstraZeneca earlier in the week and the heartbreaking news some vaccine victims have received.

~ Rick McGinnis' Saturday night movie date was with The Long Voyage Home.

~ The week also saw the continuation of Mark's popular narration of Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary - in Tales for Our Time - just one of the perks for Mark Steyn Club members.

Please join us later today and this week for our seventh birthday celebrations. Thank you for sticking with Mark during good times - and not so good times. It means a lot.

May 5, 2024 at 7:59 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn: April 21-27

First, a warm welcome to a new member, Neil from West Lothian, Scotland who sent the following message:

I wish Mark all the best for his court action in the UK against OFCOM. I am definitely missing him on GB News.

Thank you, Neil! We hope you enjoy the perks of membership including access to Mark's narrations in Tales for Our Time as well as commenting privileges... and more!

It is also a terrific way to show your support for the upcoming court action you've mentioned. While it is impossible to make right the betrayal by GB News in its acquiescence to UK censor Ofcom, a win in the High Court may help restore free speech where it all began in 1215.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark...

~ On Sunday, Mark continued our Henry Mancini centennial observances in Steyn's Song of the Week.

~ In honor of Earth Day, Mark recycled a few highlights from climate catastrophes of yore for Monday's column.

~ Mark's Tuesday Passover observance tackled the all too familiar problem of "Strolling While Jewish."

~ On Wednesday, Mark fielded questions from club members - from the woeful state of American education to the woeful state of the British police... All that plus a great conductor with some music for St George's Day and Anzac Day.

~ Laura Rosen Cohen returned on Thursday with her famous links from around the world.

~ Mark's Corrupt Courthouse Report on Friday covered legal developments in courthouses on both sides of the Atlantic.

~ The weekend wound up with a look at the biker movie in Rick's Flicks.

As noted above, Mark's popular narration of Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary continues apace... members are invited to log in and have a listen here.

A new week begins later today at 5:30pm UK time/ 12:30pm North American Eastern Time with Steyn's Song of the Week at Serenade Radio.

April 28, 2024 at 8:01 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn: April 14-20

Mark's narration of our latest Tale for Our Time - The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie - began streaming this week. Mark Steyn Club members may log in here to catch up on Part One and Part Two. Part Three airs later today.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~ The week started with a nod to Tax Day in America - the story of "Taxman" - Steyn's Song of the Week.

~ In Mark's Monday Notebook Mark shared his thoughts on the passing scene including efforts to restrict freedom of movement in the name of saving the planet as well as restrictions on freedom of speech in the name of saving... democracy.

~ On Tuesday, Mark's Corrupt Courthouse Report covered the latest Trump trial in New York with a primer explaining "When Contempt is Necessary".

~ The SteynOnline Clubland Q&A returned on Wednesday - with Mark fielding questions from Mark Steyn Club members across the planet. It also included some musical diversions marking the centenary of Henry Mancini.

~ Thursday's edition of Laura's Links included her famous links from around the world, plus notes of Human Grace.

~ The so-called leader of the free world's latest incoherent mumblings was the focus of Mark's Weekend Notebook.

~ And, on Saturday's Rick's Flicks, Rick McGinnis reviewed the Italian film Seduced and Abandoned.

The coming weeks are very busy with preparation for Mark's upcoming hearing vs UK state censor Ofcom in the King's Bench of the High Court. As the legal costs mount, we appreciate your continued support.

April 21, 2024 at 7:57 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn: April 7-13

Mark's highly popular Tales for Our Time offering for club members returned this week with Mark's reading of Edgar Allen Poe's The Masque of the Red Death.

Between recordings, there have been new filings in Mann vs Steyn as well as preparations for Mark's upcoming hearing against the UK's chief censor Ofcom.

To support both endeavors, please consider renewing your club membership if you haven't already), gifting one to friend, or purchasing a gift certificate to the Steyn Store.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~ On Sunday Mark marked the fiftieth anniversary of Abba's appearance on the Eurovision Song Contest in his song of the week: Waterloo.

~ The "path of totality" marched through Mark's backyard and into his Monday Notebook - a total Ecplisapalooza - covering everything from the Rapture to the End of the World as we know it thanks to certain changing demographics.

~ On Tuesday, we posted the second part of Mark's recent interview with Frank Haviland on The Habits of Liberty, including a link to the audio version of the full interview.

~ Mark was back at the microphone for Wednesday's Clubland & A, fielding questions on many topics, from the Ukraine war to the State of New York's war on VDare.com.

~ Laura Rosen Cohen's famous links from around the world returned on Thursday.

~ Mark's Weekend Notebook covered medical "innovations" - from the greatest experimental surgery ever to the most extensive experimental vaccine ever.

~ Later Mark shared his narration of the aforementioned Tale for Our Time - accessible exclusively to club members.

~ Rick's Flicks rounded out the weekend with a review of The Dancer Upstairs featuring John Malkovich from 2002.

A new week begins later today with Steyn's Song of the Week on Serenade Radio at 5:30pm British Summer Time/ 12:30pm North American Eastern.

April 14, 2024 at 6:17 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn: March 31- April 6

Next month, we will celebrate the seventh birthday of The Mark Steyn Club - founded as a way for Mark's readers and listeners to support his work including his interminable fight in the war on free speech in the courts and beyond.

As we approach this membership renewal period, we thank in particular the many founding members who joined the club on day one.

The next few months will be expensive as we take on Ofcom in the King's Bench Division of the High Court in the UK whilst pursuing our appeal of an unconstitutional jury verdict in the diseased DC court system.

If your membership has lapsed, we would be honored to welcome you back - and if you have been on the fence about joining, now is the perfect time to join the battle.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~ Mark started the week with a brand new and appropriately timed Serenade Radio Song of the Week: Easter Parade,

~ On Monday, Mark ran the numbers on The Great Transition - and the west's psychologically unhealthy fetishisation of "diversity".

~ Tuesday's Notebook took on Scotland's new "Hate Crime" law, formalising Mark's perennial gag that in the UK...everything is policed except crime.

~ Clubland Q&A returned on Wednesday with guest host Andrew Lawton fielding questions on everything from the already-lost war on free speech and J.K. Rowling's battle against the afore-mentioned Scotland's "hate crime" law to Canadian immigration and eclipse-mania.

~ Laura Rosen Cohen returned on Thursday with her famous links from around the world, including the pending case in her own province of Ontario of a vaginoplasty patient seeking to keep his penis...

~ Part One of Mark's interview with Frank Haviland for The European Conservative appeared on Friday. Watch for Part Two with Haviland this coming week.

~ For the weekend, we had a special audio edition of The Mark Steyn Show - on the question of "a Royal Republic" with Conrad Black and Samantha Smith.

~ Later, Rick McGinnis returned with his review of the classic film Stage Door featuring Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers.

A new week begins at 12:30pm North American Eastern Time/ 5:30pm in the UK at Serenade Radio with Steyn's Song of the Week.

April 7, 2024 at 6:59 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn: March 24-30

Happy Easter to our readers, listeners and viewers around the world. For our Serenade Radio aficionados, Mark will present a brand new seasonal Song of the Week later today at 5.30pm British Summer Time/ 12.30pm North American Eastern.

Elsewhere in our Easter observances, Mark has a poem for this weekend, as well as some thoughts on the burning of Notre-Dame, Mel Gibson on The Passion of the Christ, and Victor Hugo on the bells of Easter morn.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~ On Sunday Steyn's Song of the Week celebrated the new season with "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" by Tommy Wolf and Fran Landesman.

~ Questions surrounding the Massacre in Moscow were the subject of Mark's Monday posting.

~ Mark's Tuesday's Notebook covered everything from the peaceful transfer of power (in Senegal) to Trump's bond, Assange's hearing before the King's Bench and the Princess of Wales.

~ On Wednesday, Mark was back at the microphone, fielding questions on many topics, from RFK Jr's running mate via the Melonification of populist candidates to the lack of muscular Christianity.

~ Laura Rosen Cohen's famous links from around the world returned on Thursday.

~ Rick's Flicks was in New York City on Saturday reviewing 1948 film Naked City.

The hatey-haters at SteynOnline have eschewed celebration of Biden's Trans Day of Visibility in favor of the more traditional type formerly associated with Easter weekend. If you're into the latter, please check out the links at the top.

March 31, 2024 at 7:45 am  |  Permalink

A Se'nnight of Steyn: March 17-23

Steyn vs Ofcom is coming up in June in the English High Court. To support Mark's defense of free speech on both sides of the Atlantic, consider purchasing a gift certificate or gift subscription for a friend or family member.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:

~ In a nod to St Patrick's Day, Steyn's Song of the Week was When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.

~ On Monday Mark commented on the lack of diversity in the upper echelons of power in the British Isles.

~ Trump's difficulty in obtaining a bond was the subject of Mark's Tuesday piece.

~ Mark's live Clubland Q&A returned on Wednesday. Mark fielded questions on many topics, from the House of Windsor to the House of Trump via the American right's misplaced faith in the Supreme Court as deus ex machina.

~ Laura Rosen Cohen's famous links from around the world returned on Thursday.

~ On Friday, Mark compared the northern and southern borders of the United States.

~ A special audio edition of The Mark Steyn Show with Leilani Dowding, Tal Bachman and Samantha Smith began streaming on Saturday.

~ Later Rick McGinnis returned with his review of the 1949 film Twelve O'Clock High.

A new week begins with Steyn's Song of the Week on Serenade Radio at 1:30pm North American Eastern Time/ 5:30pm in the UK.

March 24, 2024 at 7:41 am  |  Permalink

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