April 23, 2008

Support Free Speech in Canada!

Via Insty it's "Warman Wednesday" at Steyn Online:

IT'S A FREE SPEECH FUNDRAISER at SteynOnline! Mark Steyn writes: "Until midnight Eastern tonight, for every copy of America Alone sold at the Steyn store, we'll give 50 per cent of the cover price - ie, our entire profit - to the legal defense funds for the five beleaguered bloggers fighting for free speech in Canada. That's 50 per cent of the cover price of the paperback, hardback, audio book (in CD, tape or MP3 format) and our America Alone Anniversary Special. And we'll also put 50 per cent of every other book, T-shirt, mug or anything else we sell today to the Freedom Five."

Plus, he'll autograph 'em. Go for it!

That is, he'll autograph the books. Hm; I've been wanting that Steyn T-shirt that makes fun of "Che-chic" for a while. And I have until 9:00 p.m. here in the land of palm trees.

We've got to do more for the Free Speech Five—that's for sure.

The Steyn Online link above also has links to news on Warman's antics, including a Shire Network News podcast featuring Kate from Small Dead Animals and Kathy from Five Feet of Fury—two of the "Free Speech Five."

Posted by Attila Girl at April 23, 2008 09:43 AM | TrackBack
Comments

Who want to buy this book?

Posted by: Nicolas Krebs at April 23, 2008 01:02 PM


Me! If I could only think of a good excuse to have a second copy!

Posted by: Attila Girl at April 23, 2008 08:42 PM


According to http://www.johannhari.com/archive/article.php?id=1082 "Steyn's wider response to Islamism is to make democratic societies more like the one the Islamists want to build. [...] he has spent the book chiding white women for failing to breed and for aborting [...] he seems to actively agree with the Islamist critique of women's sexual freedom"

Posted by: Nicolas Krebs at April 24, 2008 01:49 PM


Nope. He does have this take on childlessness--that it's "selfish." And he doesn't seem to have complete faith in this country to do what it has always done: assimilate immigrants. But he suggests that if any country will end up standing up to the elements within Islam that are variously called "Islamist" or "Jihadist" or "militant" (e.g., the people who stone gays and enslave women), it will be the United States.

I have a deeper belief in "the melting pot" than Steyn does, but that doesn't mean he's off base in his entire analysis. The fact is, he may have more to say to the left in that book than he does to the right.

Posted by: Attila Girl at April 24, 2008 09:56 PM


I do not understand your reply.

Posted by: Nicolas Krebs at April 26, 2008 03:54 AM




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