Jay Nordlinger

Jay Nordlinger is a senior editor of National Review and a book fellow at the National Review Institute.

Jay Nordlinger is a senior editor of National Review and a book fellow of the National Review Institute. He writes about a variety of subjects, including politics, foreign affairs, and the arts. He is music critic for The New Criterion. Since 2002, he has hosted a series of public interviews at the Salzburg Festival. For the National Review website, he writes a column called “Impromptus.” With Mona Charen, he hosts the Need to Know podcast, and he also hosts a podcast called “Q&A.” In 2011, he filmed The Human Parade, with Jay Nordlinger, a TV series bringing hour-long interviews with various personalities. His latest book is Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators. He is also the author of Peace, They Say, a history of the Nobel Peace Prize. Some 100 pieces are gathered in Here, There & Everywhere: Collected Writings of Jay Nordlinger. A native Michigander, Nordlinger lives in New York.

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What's a skimption? Just a little bit. Typically, Jay Nordlinger's "Jaywalking" podcast is composed of skimptions.

Viva l’Italia?

Alberto Mingardi is one of Italy's leading classical liberals. Jay Nordlinger talks with him about the recent Italian elections, Trump-and-Silvio, books and food, and a lot more.


On Saint Patrick's Day, one story leads to another. And then there's, eternally, "Danny Boy."

Two Truth-Tellers, Brave as Hell

On his "Q&A" podcast, Jay Nordlinger hosts Bill Browder, the financier who campaigns for "Magnitsky acts," and Vladimir Kara-Murza, the Russian democracy leader. This podcast was recorded at the Human ...