Mark Steyn

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist. That’s to say, his latest book, After America (2011), is a top-five bestseller in the U.S. and a number-one bestseller in Canada; “A Marshmallow World,” his Christmas single with Jessica Martin, reached number seven on Amazon’s easy-listening bestsellers, and number 41 on Amazon’s main pop chart; and, as for being a leading Canadian human-rights activist, he is actively trying to destroy the Canadian “Human Rights” Commission, for reasons he explains in his book Lights Out: Islam, Free Speech And The Twilight Of The West. Mark is also a visiting fellow of Hillsdale Collegeand is a popular guest host of America’s number-one radio show, The Rush Limbaugh Program, and America’s number-two cable show,Hannity. In addition, his writing on politics, arts, and culture can be read each week throughout much of the English-speaking world.

In the United States, he serves as National Review’s Happy Warrior. In Canada, he is a contributing editor to Maclean’s, the Dominion’s oldest and biggest-selling news weekly. Mark also chips in at The Corner, writes a syndicated column, and appears each week on the Hugh Hewitt radio show.

Mark’s other books include America Alone: The End Of The World As We Know It, a New York Times bestseller in the U.S. and a number-one bestseller in Canada, A Song For the SeasonMark Steyn’s Passing ParadeMark Steyn From Head to Toe, and The Face of the Tiger. His personal view of musical theatre, Broadway Babies Say Goodnight, was published to critical acclaim in London, and to somewhat sniffier notices in New York.

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Politics & Policy

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The Office (Congressional Edition)

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