May 24, 2014

RIPPING YARNS:

Interview: Mark Steyn Surveys the Passing Parade (Ed Driscoll, May 21st, 2014, PJ Media)

Featuring obituaries of figures ranging from Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, all the way to show business personalities as diverse as Bob Hope, Tupac Shakur, Evel Knievel, James Doohan, and Michael Jackson, the Passing Parade is a brilliant time capsule of popular and political culture at the dawn of the 21st century.

During our 35 minute long interview, Mark will discuss:

● How his career as an obituarist began.
● The secret Tupac Shakur, Evel Knievel, Wayne Newton connection -- revealed!
● How England's decline in the 1970s was a preview of America in the Obama years.
● How Margaret Thatcher returned foreign policy respectability to England -- even without hashtags. 
● How did a four-decade old Bob Hope joke lead to Mark's parting of the ways with National Review? 
● What's the status of the legal imbroglio involving Mark and Michael Mann?
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