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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Robert Fulford: The world according to Steyn

Mark Steyn is a phenomenon of English-language journalism, a writer unlike any other, a commentator with a luxuriously original spirit.
In the journalism of Canada, America, Britain and several other countries, he follows his own rules and makes his own noise, as most National Post readers know by now. He’s often seen as a conservative political writer, a self-described “right-wing bastard,” but he’s just as fascinated by cultural and social affairs. His new book of collected writings from recent decades, The [Un]documented Mark Steyn: Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned (Regnery), emphasizes the cultural side.
Steyn began in Canada, spent long enough in Britain to let English journalism seep into his style, and now spends much of his time in the U.S. His careful observation of American life has brought him to a grim (for a conservative) conclusion: “You can’t have a conservative government in a liberal culture.”...

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