By Jonathon Van Maren This week marks the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the sprawling Nazi death camp tucked into the Polish countryside near a nondescript village called Oświęcim. The very name now carries with it a weighty darkness, as if the millions of souls sent off in excruciating horror to eternity somehow…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren For those of you still brave enough to be reading these weekly updates, here’s what you need to know from the last week. **** This week in the National Post, Barbara Kay (I’ve had the pleasure of her conversation on my radio show), writes quite a brilliant column on why monogamy…Details
In 1961, a photo of James Zwerg’s battered face went around the world after he was severely beaten when the Freedom Rides arrived in Montgomery, Alabama on their crusade to end segregation. This Civil Rights hero joins Jonathon Van Maren to tell his story.
By Jonathon Van Maren Another week gone by, and time for the culture update. The wheels of “progress” are ever turning. Big government, of course, continues its slow slide into totalitolerance. Especially in this century, since they’re in the business of legislating morality. Not morality based on science, like banning abortion, but the ideology of…Details
Carol Everett is a former abortion provider who served as the director of four abortion clinics. She now works to expose the sham of “reproductive rights”–and joins Jonathon to explain how abortion salespeople use sex education to drum up business.
By Jonathon Van Maren George Jonas, one of Canada’s few great writers and public intellectuals, has passed away at the age of 80. I never had the privilege of knowing or meeting Jonas, although I had very much hoped to be able to interview him, but I had admiringly followed his work since I first…Details
Just in case you were having a pleasant week, I’ve got this week’s culture update ready for you. If you want to read some good cultural news first, check out my recent article on The Pro-Choice Movement’s Year of Panic. Otherwise, read on. **** Remember that Christian family in Norway that had their children taken…Details
Lynn Johnston, a Canadian cartoonist, is best known for her newspaper comic strip For Better or For Worse. She was the first woman and first Canadian to win the National Cartoonist Society’s Reuben Award, and has been nominated for a Pulitzer. She joined Jonathon to discuss the world of cartooning, writing, and storytelling.
A hilarious writer who started off at age 12 with This Can’t Be Happening At McDonald Hall, Gordon Korman has since branched out to other genres, including his excellent and popular series’ Everest, Dive, and Island. Korman has written over 85 books and sold over 17 million copies. He joined Jonathon to discuss the life…Details
By Jonathon Van Maren 2015 marked two important cultural moments: We legally abolished reality and feminism—or what it once was—died. Sceptical? Here are the news stories that prove it. I’ve written before on the fact that the emerging ideology of gender transition—in essence, claiming all reality is subject to our whims and feelings—is nothing short…Details