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Q & A, Hosted by Jay Nordlinger

  • Painter of Our Revolution

    16 MAG 2024 · has written many books about the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers. He got interested when he went to college—to Yale, where he saw John Trumbull’s paintings. Now he has written a of the artist. A wonderful student and explainer and depicter, Brookhiser is. 
    57 min. 55 sec.
  • A Ukrainian on Ukraine

    14 MAG 2024 · is one of the leading war reporters and defense analysts in Ukraine. He himself is Ukrainian—from the east of the country. He went to college in Mariupol, which has now been bludgeoned and taken over by Putin’s forces. Ponomarenko has come out with a book, mid-war: “” Jay talks with him about issues that gnaw at a great many. 
    38 min. 18 sec.
  • Scholar, and Explainer, of Islam

    6 MAG 2024 · Mohamad Jebara grew up in Ottawa, Canada, the son of Lebanese immigrants. He, and they, were “cultural Muslims.” But he soon became a scholar of Islam, and a philologist. He is a man of formidable learning, and he has a gift for imparting what he knows to a general audience. From ages ten to twelve, he memorized the Koran. It is still there, in his head. He practices while driving or working out. His new book is “” Jay asks him some basic questions, questions to which many may like to know the answers. An interesting and illuminating confab. 
    38 min. 55 sec.
  • Law, Economics, and Life, with an Italian Couple

    23 APR 2024 · and teach at the University of Arizona. He is in the law school; she is in the Department of Political Economy and Moral Science. They are both associated with the He is from Rome, she is from Verona. They are married, with three excellent children. Jay talks with them about their interests (and his). 
    55 min. 43 sec.
  • Economist of Freedom

    18 APR 2024 · is one of the leading economists of our time. He was born in Wichita, on January 1, 1927. In 2002, he Professor Smith has taught at many universities. He is a classical liberal, in the mold of a Smith of yore: Adam. With Jay, he talks about his life, his findings, and freedom—glorious, precious freedom. 
    1 h 14 min. 56 sec.
  • A Distinguished American Couple from Europe

    15 APR 2024 · is a leading professor of law, who has also worked in the private sector and in government. (He worked on the Iran hostage crisis, in particular.) He started out in Germany in 1933. His wife,, is an artist, who started out in Riga in 1936. They have much to impart, in this wide-ranging conversation. 
    1 h 34 sec.
  • A Righteous, Patriotic Lightning Rod in Arizona

    9 APR 2024 · has been at the center of election controversies in Arizona. He is the Donald Trump defamed him. So did Kari Lake. So have many others. Lake, he actually sued. She capitulated. Richer is a conservative Republican who has had a fascinating journey in our democracy—too fascinating for comfort. With Jay, he has a frank, engrossing conversation. 
    54 min. 21 sec.
  • Propaganda: Its Art and Its Artists

    29 MAR 2024 · Peter Pomerantsev is an authority on propaganda—and counter-propaganda. He is a Soviet-born British writer and teacher. His latest book is “” That propagandist was Sefton Delmer, a fascinating personality. World War II offers parallels to our own day, of course. Pomerantsev is a master of a slippery and critical subject. 
    41 min. 11 sec.
  • Howard Buffett, Ukraine, and the World

    20 MAR 2024 · is, among other things, the head of the that bears his name. He has been “many, many things in life,” as Jay says: “businessman, farmer, politician, lawman, conservationist, anti-poverty activist, author, philanthropist,” and more. To date, Buffett has donated more than $500 million to Ukraine. He and Jay discuss that, plus a range of other issues: law enforcement, drug policy, poverty alleviation, conservation—and growing up as Warren’s son. A superb conversationalist, Howard Buffett is. 
    39 min. 36 sec.
  • An American-Russian Film Director and His Sensational Movie

    13 MAR 2024 · is a film director, who grew up in both the United States and Russia. (Actually, he grew up in the Soviet Union, too.) He has made a magnificent movie: “The Master and Margarita,” based on Bulgakov’s classic novel. It is a sensation in Russia. It has been denounced by the authorities, for hitting too close to home: for depicting the struggle of artists against dictatorship. With Jay, Lockshin talks about literature, movies, identity, and Russia today. 
    41 min. 23 sec.

Jay Nordlinger is a senior editor of <a href=""><em>National Review</em></a> and the music critic of <a href=""><em>The New Criterion</em></a>. His guests are from the worlds of politics and culture, talking...

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Jay Nordlinger is a senior editor of <a href=""><em>National Review</em></a> and the music critic of <a href=""><em>The New Criterion</em></a>. His guests are from the worlds of politics and culture, talking about the most important issues of the day, and some pleasant trivialities as well.
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