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For those of you who subscribe to my weekly newsletter, I'm having some sort of issue with the Mailchimp account so it won't be sent out this week. I hope to have it resolved shortly, and thanks for your patience.

P.S. If it had gone out it would have said:

"The August long weekend was devoted to not reading the newspaper at a family cottage reunion, so I took the week off from National Post writing in favour of the kids winning a few ribbons in the local regatta. But I did post an “Ask the Professor” on governments driven by utilitarian calculations rather than devotion to liberty and I wrapped up the week with my regular appearance on News Talk Radio CFRA 580 in Ottawa with Rob Snow.

"Another reminder that this Nov. 11 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, which I argue in The Great War Remembered was the pivotal event in modern history, playing a far greater role in shaping the intellectual, cultural and even moral as well as geopolitical climate even than World War II. It’s free on YouTube and it and all the other DVDs, digital downloads and books including Magna Carta: Our Shared Legacy of Liberty are available in my online store."



"Israel for Canadians" - unfortunate news

The "Israel for Canadians" documentary fundraising campaign on Kickstarter just concluded and, I'm sorry to say, fell well short of its target. So it won't get made. At least not this year and perhaps not exactly as described.

I'm very grateful to everyone who did back it. (Kickstarter being an "all or nothing" platform those who pledged through it won't get charged; you don't need to do anything. And I'll be in touch with those who contributed through other channels about refunds.) I'm also grateful to all those who worked to help publicize it, through social media and otherwise.

Over the next few months I'll be giving some thought to why the funding effort failed, from flaws in the fundraising campaign to defects in documentary design and presentation. I'm convinced the cause is important so I'm not by any means giving up on it. But I apologize to those whose hopes were raised by a project I wasn't able to make happen, at least this time.

Again, thanks very much to everyone who did back and help promote it.