Macleans is getting hauled before the B.C. Human Rights Commission because of an excerpt from Mark Steyn's "America Alone" that they printed in October. Apparently, according to some of their bloggers, good Canadians should be all upset over this. Free speech and everything.
What I am more upset about is that Macleans would descend to employing one of Conrad Black's sloppy seconds to fill up white space in an increasingly crappy magazine. Once a Canadian institution, old Mac under has now joined the Free Dominions and Paul Fromms of this world, and it isn't surprising that when you resort to printing the kind of low quality spew which Mr. Steyn so proudly emits, you're going to attract human rights complaints. Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.
Macleans needs to decide whether it wishes to remain a mainstream publication, or an organ for Canada's far right.
As for the piece in question, well I suppose if you're a conservative and every war you've supported recently has gone down the crapper, it serves as a kind of ideological stroke book to get it up for the never-ending struggle against veiled voters and other menaces to society.
If Macleans plans to dabble in political pornography, though, why don't they go straight to torture pics from Abu Ghraib?