Bread and Circuses, Kinks and Dinks

October 13, 2020

Audio Recording

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of The Mark Steyn Show, in which Mark covers the state of play in Campaign 2020, the faintheartedness of rock-ribbed "conservatives", Supreme Court jurists in Washington and Dublin, and much more. There's another edition of The Hundred Years Ago Show, in which Warren Harding blows off proposals for presidential debates; and Mark answers Michael Lindamood's question about Trump's ideology or lack of it. Plus a consolation for Covid-clobbered 007.

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Please note: As we posted today's show, we heard that Herbert Kretzmer, to whom Mark wishes a ninety-fifth birthday toward the end, had died in London. Normally, Mark would re-record the relevant portion of the broadcast, and re-post it. But he decided that he would like to leave his birthday wishes for Herbie as is. Herbie Kretzmer was a vivid presence in Mark's life during his time in Fleet Street and the West End, and he is saddened to think that, when it comes to champions of great song, there is yet another empty chair, to evoke Herbie's famous song from Les Misérables, at an ever emptier table. Mark will have more to say about Herbert Kretzmer in the days ahead.

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