Programming note: Mark will be on the radio immediately after today's Steyn Show with the Thursday replay of his Serenade Radio Song of the Week. That's at 9pm British Summer Time/4pm North American Eastern. You can listen from anywhere on the planet right here.
~In just over a week's time, our first post-Covid Mark Steyn Cruise begins in Trieste with Mister Snerdley, Eva, Leilani, Alexandra and many other Steyn favourites. If you can't be there, tonight's Mark Steyn Show may give you a flavour of some of what you're missing: Mark picks a few favourite moments from Steyn Cruises, starting with former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and Mrs Thatcher's speechwriter John O'Sullivan on globalism versus sovereignty. Included in the lineup are the two Canadians who slew the ludicrous global-warming hockey stick, Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick, along with Anthony Watts of the world's most-read climate website.
Also on the show: The tables get turned and Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer get to interview Steyn - and Mark tips his hat to a friend whose absence we still feel, the late Kathy Shaidle.
All that plus a brand new edition of Mark's Mailbox, and Steyn's Last Call, in which he pays tribute to Sheldon Harnick, lyricist of Fiddler on the Roof, who died a few days ago.
Click above to watch.
~Michele Bachmann and John O'Sullivan are among next week's Mark Steyn Cruisemates. Our fabulous Neptune Suites have sold out, but, if you're minded to hop a last-minute flight to Italy, we can probably squeeze you into some marginally less salubrious accommodations. Notwithstanding Mark's health issues, we're looking forward to a good time:
~GB News have decided to prostrate themselves before the UK censors. Steyn, however, is not taking these Ofcom commissars' kangaroo-court decisions lying down, and is suing them in the King's Bench Division of the English High Court. Naomi Wolf (notwithstanding her own health issues) will be standing alongside him. If you would like to support this important free-speech lawsuit against state censorship of Covid and much else, there are multiple ways to do so, including:
a) signing up a friend for a Steyn Club Gift Membership; or
b) buying a loved one a SteynOnline gift certificate;
In both of the above instances, 100 per cent of the proceeds will go toward the legal campaign.
Alternatively, there are other options:
c) purchasing a copy of Steyn's new and highly topical book, The Prisoner of Windsor; or
d) joining Mark and his many special guests on the aforementioned Steyn Cruise.
In the above cases, a significant proportion of the proceeds go toward the legal campaign - excluding, ie, shipping costs for the book, etc.
~The Mark Steyn Show can now be seen on ADH TV Down Under. We air every day, Tuesday to Friday, at 5pm Australian Eastern - which Antipodean fans may find more congenial than our northern broadcast hour.
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~Mark will return tomorrow in audio only live around the planet at 3pm North American Eastern/8pm BST for our Clubland Q&A.