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A Clubman's Notes

Cold Roast and a Sir Roger de Coverley

Here we go with Part Four of our brand new Tale for Our Time - my serialization of Charles Dickens' seasonal classic A Christmas Carol

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"God Bless Us, Every One!"

Welcome to the final episode of our current Tale for Our Time - written by Charles Dickens a few weeks before Christmas 1843. As the concluding episode of A Christmas Carol begins, Ebenezer Scrooge finds himself returned from the custody of the Spirits: "What's to-day!" cried Scrooge, calling downward to a boy in Sunday clothes, who perhaps had loitered in to look about him. "Eh?" returned the boy, with all his might of wonder. "What's to-day, my fine fellow?" said Scrooge. "To-day!" replied the boy. "Why, Christmas Day..."

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Steyn Goes Full Humbug

Welcome to the Christmas season at SteynOnline, starting with this brand new Tale for Our Time - A Christmas Carol...

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Chains Over the Casks

In Part Two of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge comes face to face with the ghost of his long dead business partner...

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"Rise! And Walk With Me!"

Welcome to Part Three of my serialization of A Christmas Carol...

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A Speckled Cannon-Ball

Happy Hannukah to all our Jewish readers around the world - and, whatever your faith, we hope you enjoy this seasonal Tale for Our Time. Here comes Part Five of A Christmas Carol...

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A Can of Grog and the Fruit of Good Works

Welcome to Part Six of our latest audio entertainment in our series Tales for Our Time: This seasonal tale is an undoubted classic, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens...

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Shadows of the Things That Have Not Happened

It's time for Part Seven of my serialization of A Christmas Carol. In tonight's episode Scrooge comes face to no-face with the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come...

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Unwatched and Unwept

Welcome to Part Eight of our current audio entertainment, my serialization of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. In tonight's episode, Ebenezer Scrooge confronts his own fate...

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Seeping Back into the Matrix

Welcome to the final episode of our current Tale for Our Time. As the concluding episode of The Rubber Check begins, Val Schuyler is momentarily flush...

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Cutting In ...and Cut Out

Welcome to the latest of The Mark Steyn Club's Tales for Our Time: Mark reads Part Two of Scott Fitzgerald's short story "The Rubber Check"...

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The Rubber Check

The first half of our Scott Fitzgerald double-bill was The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, a fantastical satire. This second yarn is the very opposite in its catastrophic ordinariness: A young man, dining with company, finds himself presented with the check...

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The First Fifteen

Fifteen years ago the good ship SteynOnline was launched down the slipway...

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Entering the Middle Class

Welcome to the final episode of our current Tale for Our Time - a fantastical novella about untold wealth and its managerial challenges...

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An Illiterate Napkin-Tucker to the Rescue

Part Five of Mark's serialization of The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

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"Many Men in the Cage?"

Part Four of Scott Fitzgerald's novella The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

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A Shiny Squirrel

Welcome to Part Three of my serialization of The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, the latest in our series of audio adventures, Tales for Our Time...

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Where the United States Ends

Welcome to the latest of The Mark Steyn Club's Tales for Our Time. This new audio adventure is The Diamond as Big as the Ritz...

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Great (and Not So Great) Scott

On what would have been his ninetieth birthday, Steyn looks back at George C Scott and his Patton of behavior

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"Heaven Doesn't Always Make the Right Men Kings!"

Welcome to the final episode of our current Tale for Our Time...

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"Honor Binds a Woman Too"

Mark reads Part Fifteen of our latest Tale for Our Time, Anthony Hope's The Prisoner of Zenda

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A Night of Intrigue

Steyn reads Part Fourteen of The Prisoner of Zenda

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Men, Moats and Mistresses

Here's the 13th episode of our current Tale for Our Time - Anthony Hope's stirring story of a game English tourist stepping in to save the throne of Ruritania...

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An Impostor for the Profit of Another

Tomorrow, Wednesday, I'll be keeping my weekly date with Tucker Carlson, live coast to coast at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific on Fox News. Meanwhile, here's Episode Twelve of our nightly audio adventure, The Prisoner of Zenda

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Readying the Knife

We'll kick off the new week with the eleventh episode of our current Tale for Our Time...

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Jacob's Ladder, Zenda-Style

Welcome to Part Ten of our current Tale for Our Time

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A Debonair Knave

Welcome to Part Nine of our latest Tale for Our Time. In tonight's episode we meet the dashing but deadly Rupert of Hentzau...

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"If I Were Not the King..."

In Part Eight of The Prisoner of Zenda, there is a grand ball at the palace in Strelsau - and a vacationing Englishman finds the part he has to play sorely straining...

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A Mongrel Dog

Time for Part Seven of The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope. In tonight's episode Rudolf Rassendyll comes face to face with the man who knows his secret...

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Grating Chuckles and Shaken Dukes

Welcome to Part Six of our latest audio adventure in our series Tales for Our Time: This tale is an undoubted classic, The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope...

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The Secret of a Cellar

Time for Part Five of my serialization of The Prisoner of Zenda, first published in 1894 but truly a Tale for Our Time...

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A King Sans Cuirassiers

Part Four of our new Tale for Our Time - Anthony Hope's The Prisoner of Zenda

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"I'll Lay a Crown He's Never Crowned!"

Welcome to Part Three of my serialization of The Prisoner of Zenda

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Cutting Out the Duke

Welcome to Part Two of Mark's new audio adventure, The Prisoner of Zenda

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Steyn on Kipling

This occasional feature celebrates some classic poetry that speaks to our own age as much as its own...

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The Pest in the Street

Welcome to the final episode of our current Tale for Our Time - Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent

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Waterloo Sunset

The penultimate episode of The Secret Agent

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Of Pipperoos and Packets

Episode Eighteen of our nightly audio adventure, The Secret Agent

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"The Drop Given was Fourteen Feet"

In Episode Seventeen of Mark's audio adaptation of The Secret Agent, Winnie Verloc faces what she has done, and dreads the price she will pay for it...

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The Last Star of a Pyrotechnic Display

In the wake of yesterday's Tube bombing, here's Episode Sixteen of The Secret Agent...

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Everything But That

Mark reads Part Fifteen of The Secret Agent

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Quaking in Our Shoes

Welcome to Episode Fourteen of The Secret Agent

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All Mixed Up Together

Here's the 13th episode of our current Tale for Our Time - Joseph Conrad's story of terrorists walking the streets of London just over a century ago...

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The Clatter of the Bell

On the day after the 9/11 anniversary observances, here's Episode Twelve of our nightly audio adventure...

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A Benevolent Institution for the Suppression of Evil

Welcome to Part Eleven of our latest Tale for Our Times: Mark reads Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent

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"Spare Me the Details"

Mark reads Part Ten of his serialization of Joseph Conrad's novel The Secret Agent

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A Known Wolf in London

We hope all our Florida members are staying safe on this turbulent weekend. Meanwhile, here's Part Nine of our latest Tale for Our Time - Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent...

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The Moral Harm of It

As we head into Hurricane Irma weekend, welcome to Part Eight of our latest audio adventure The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad...

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"He Was That Scattered..."

Mark reads Part Seven of our latest audio adventure, The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad - including a forensic examination of a prematurely self-detonating terrorist

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"A Man's Body Blown to Pieces"

Welcome to Part Six of The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

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The Finger on the India-Rubber Ball

Part Five of Mark's audio adaptation of The Secret Agent

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Repose and Security

Mark reads Part Four of our audio adaptation of Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent - and contemplates Mark Steyn Club cruise destinations

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The Name of Destroyers

Part Three of Mark's serialization of The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

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The Sacrosanct Fetish

Welcome to Part Two of Mark's serialization of The Secret Agent

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From Barbarous to Evil

The left's assault on history claims the oldest monument to Columbus in America

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Eclipsapalooza!

Mark guest-hosts Total Eclipse Monday on America's Number One radio show

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Has Anybody Here Seen Priebus?

Steyn on General Kelly, and a short-lived Mooch

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Yes, But...

Ever since I started writing about the west's deathbed demography in the years after 9/11, I've encountered a lot of people who object, "Ah, yes, but..."

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A Gaudy Lie?

Mark reads the final episode of The Time Machine

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Steyn on Dover Beach

The first of a brand new series: Steyn on lines (of poetry)

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Dover Beach

For the first in our new series of classic poetry, Steyn reads Dover Beach, written by Matthew Arnold and published in 1867. To watch, simply click above. It's prefaced with an introduction by Mark in which he discusses the relevance of the work to our own time. To comment on this new video venture from SteynOnline, please click here and scroll down the page. Among the pleasures of membership is that you can enjoy our TV content in any medium you desire: video, audio or text. So, if you'd rather sample the above in non-visual form, that can be found here shortly. ...

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Interrogatories-a-go-go

Mark Steyn Club members put their questions to Mark

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Abominable Desolation

The penultimate episode of Mark's latest audio adventure

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Soft Creatures and Their Clinging Fingers

Part Nine of our current Tale for Our Time - The Time Machine

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The Futility of All Ambition

For Father's Day weekend, Part Eight of our audio adventure in an unmanned world

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The Nemesis of the Delicate Ones

Part Seven of Mark's serialization of The Time Machine

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Where Men Watch Women Drown

Welcome to Part Six of The Time Machine

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"I Could Not See How Things Were Kept Going"

Part Five of Mark's latest audio adventure, The Time Machine

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Hairless Visages and Girlish Rotundity

Part Four of Mark's new audio adventure: The Time Machine

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The Flower People

Mark reads Part Three of The Time Machine by H G Wells

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"Such Days as No Human Being Ever Lived Before!"

Part Two of Mark's serialization of H G Wells' classic The Time Machine

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Question Mark

Steyn takes Mark Steyn Club members' questions from around the world

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The Sheepskin on the Sand

Mark reads the final episode of our nightly Tale for Our Time

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"A Poisonous Crowd When You Put 'Em in a Corner"

Welcome to the penultimate episode of our nightly adventure serial, The Tragedy of the Korosko, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1897...

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Moral Clarity and Civilizational Confidence

Part Thirteen of Mark's serialization of a Conan Doyle classic, The Tragedy of the Korosko, written in 1897 but timelier than ever

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"Devil Take the Flincher!"

Steyn reads Part Twelve of Conan Doyle's The Tragedy of the Korosko

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Sweet Little Lambs and the Book of the Camel

Part Eleven of Mark's serialization of Conan Doyle's The Tragedy of the Korosko

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Making a Name at Converting the Infidel

Part Ten of our nightly Victorian adventure yarn, The Tragedy of the Korosko

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Absurdity and Honor

For Victoria Day: the Queen's highland fling, and Part Nine of our authentic Victorian adventure yarn

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Reactionary but Tremendous

For the Victoria Day weekend, Part Eight of our Victorian adventure serial

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"What's Wrong to Us is Wrong to Them"

Part Seven of Mark's nightly audio adventure - Conan Doyle's classic novel The Tragedy of the Korosko

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"How Can You Possibly Be a Muslim Feminist?"

This edition was recorded before the bloodbath in Manchester, but we think you'll find tthe conversation interesting and timely. Mark talks to Muslim activist Raheel Raza about the possibilities of reforming Islam - though, at the end of another grim week, what may resonate most is his question about whether, for westerners, Islam, reformed or not, is worth the effort:

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From Buchan to Babysitting...

Mark takes your questions live from around the world

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A Blaspheming Dog

Part Six of Mark's nightly serialization of Conan Doyle's The Tragedy of the Korosko

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The Rough Clutches of the Seventh Century

Part Five of Mark's serialization of a Conan Doyle classic from 1897, The Tragedy of the Korosko

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The Hundred-to-One Chance Comes Off

Part Four of our serialization of an all too relevant tale by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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A Clubman's Notes

Steyn live across the planet, and thrilling yarns from the Sudan

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An invitation to readers, listeners and viewers…

By popular request ...The Mark Steyn Club

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An invitation to readers, listeners and viewers…

The Mark Steyn Club helps fund much of what we do here at SteynOnline and around the world. Don't worry, we're not paywalling off our content or anything like that. In fact, I view with great dismay the rise of the subscription-only paywall, and I've declined invitations to be part of such enterprises. It's a weird thing to be told that you need to be out there saving western civilization - but only for premium subscribers. Anybody in the ideas business wants their ideas out in the world, available to all and tested by all. I felt that particularly strongly after taking part in last year's Munk Debate before an audience of upscale progressive Torontonians on the subject of the "refugee" crisis afflicting the western world. I walked on ...

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