Request of the Week
Dear Mark, I'm sure you've been following the controversy in Canada over the Caryl Churchill play "Seven Jewish Children." Now might be a good time to repeat your review of the Rachel Corrie play. It was in New Criterion. Ruth Montreal MARK SAYS: Indeed. I mentioned Seven Jewish Children when I gave my little speech at Ezra Levant's book event in Ottawa in front of various grandees from Parliament. It was the day after somebody wrote to The National Post demanding the play be banned on account of its "offensiveness". And I observed that 40 years ago the Lord Chamberlain in London had lost his power to censor - for sex scenes, swearing, jokes about the Royal Family - on account of the fact that such arrangements were self-evidently absurd. ...
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Dear Mark, Can you please republish some of the funniest columns from the late 1990s when Clinton sex jokes were all the rage and you once wrote about Monica's dress in the witness protection program? Best wishes, Tom Hernandez MARK SAYS: Well, I think we reprised the Monica's dress column a few months back, but in honor of the demise of the Hillary campaign and with it the hopes of a Clinton restoration, how about my grand summation of the Administration? This is the way things seemed in the week it ended seven years ago. And don't forget, the SteynOnline Request Of The Week now appears midweek. Drop a line requesting a favorite column or even a favourite column here. An A-to-Z of the 42nd Presidency from The Spectator, January 13th 2001 ...
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