The Dale

by John J. Miller

We hosted Jay Nordlinger at Hillsdale College last week — and he posted a nice valentine to school and its students on Friday. The campus paper published a Q&A with him:

I think I wrote my very first piece for what I think of as ‘the internet’ in 2000 for the Republican Convention in Philadelphia. That’s the first time I ever wrote for the internet. I felt like a lark — who’s gonna read it? — It’s not real writing. What are they even gonna get. Now of course you read the web only. For a long time I’ve had co-workers at National Review, younger co-workers, who’ve never really held a newspaper in their hands or a magazine. It’s just something foreign to them.