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Mark Steyn Watch: America Alone To Be SMUGGLED Into Canada

National Post: Steyn’s book can’t be found in Canada

A Canadian author’s book about the need to defend Western civilization against Islam’s demographic juggernaut — and the United States’ vital role in that effort — has become a best-seller in the United States, but remains all but impossible to buy at stores in this country.

Conservative columnist Mark Steyn’s book America Alone has shot up best-seller lists: It stands at 13th on The New York Times list and 23rd on Amazon.com.

But Canada’s largest book seller, Indigo Books and Music Inc., does not have the book in stock at its Chapters outlets or its other book-selling subsidiaries.

Mr. Steyn has charged that Indigo and its chief executive officer, Heather Reisman, underestimated demand for his book as a means of “boycotting” it.

His publisher made several attempts to persuade Indigo that its first order of several hundred books was inadequate, he said.

Mr. Steyn wrote in Maclean’s, “If Heather Reisman carries on boycotting me, I should be able to retire to Tahiti within the year.”

Flap supposes the literary elite in Canada prefers not to read what Steyn has written which is the hard truth. So, what better way to censure than to misorder the books and claim it is the American publisher’s fault.

Now, Flap has a vested interest in this distribution of books because at future reprintings I get my name for a photo credit on the back flap (little pat on the back).

Canadian readers (who cannot order their books online and must visit a book retailer) should do what Mark suggests:

“My advice to Canadian readers is drive over to the Buffalo Barnes & Noble and smuggle it back in, cunningly hidden under the Algerian terrorist in the back seat.”

Another example of the failed social democracy of Canada……a waiting line for books.

The reader can purchase the book here.

And it is number two on Amazon’s Canada Best Sellers List.

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2 thoughts on “Mark Steyn Watch: America Alone To Be SMUGGLED Into Canada

  1. I hate to break the silence at this blog, but maybe Steyn’s work isn’t being published because Canadians aren’t as paranoid or polarised as Americans.

    I don’t have access to the figures, but I imagine Canadians generally think the war in Iraq was and is an idiotic venture. That would reflect the majority opinion in almost every country on Earth, including the US.

    Seriously, does it not occur to you guys that America might be alone because you’re wrong? The opinion polls in your own country are saying that most Americans think the invasion of Iraq was a bad idea and your country is headed in the “wrong direction”.

    You can’t even muster a majority opinion in your own country and you’re still trying to lecture the entire planet?

    It would be funny, if it weren’t so serious.

  2. Mate,

    I suggest you read the Canadian Press story and my blog piece a bit closer. In Canada they sold out of the first press run early (ordered too few books and they al sold out) and Steyn’s book is number two on Amazon.com Canada. America alone has also made the New York Times Best Seller List. Sales are strong.

    I, also, suggest you read the book which isn’t so much about your moronic BDS theories of American foreign policy but more on the declne of the European social democratic states – one in which you live.

    Give Mark’s book a read and then you can write a review of it – instead of making wrong-headed assumptions about what he has written.

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