March 01, 2006

From the Dhimmi-Free Zone

Last week I had the pleasure of being in Calgary and having the chance to visit briefly with the Western Standard gang. As our co-blogger Verity related a while back, the Western Standard became the first, and in so far as I know the only publication in Canada to publish the famous Danish cartoons. It suffered various penalties, including having the magazine dropped by Canada's only large-scale nationwide bookstore chain, Chapters/Dhimmitude (or something like that.)

In a cheerful mood despite the presence of several security guards, the Standard gang related how the letters of support and new subscriptions far outnumbered any negative comment or cancelled subscriptions.

Despite various expressions of despair over the spinelessness of Anglosphere support, there are at least zones of non-dhimmitude thriving in Canada. This doesn't mean that they wouldn't like your subscription, too. Plus, it's a great magazine, and carries original material by Mark Steyn every week. What more could anybody want?

Posted by James C. Bennett at March 1, 2006 03:47 PM

I am so glad the gallant Mr Levant and his staff are receiving waves of support - and subscriptions. It's the politicians and the MSM that cause me genuine worry.

Posted by: Verity at March 1, 2006 04:25 PM

Plus if you get on their email list, they organize Caribbean cruises from time to time, which allows you to hob knob with the greats: Andrew Coyne, David Warren, Mark Steyn...I haven't had the pleasure yet, but maybe someday soon.

BTW, another Canadian magazine finally finding its stride is MacLeans. Mark Steyn has been writing for them as well, ever since former National Post editor, Kenneth Whyte, took over editorial command.

Posted by: Michael J. Smith at March 2, 2006 11:46 AM
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