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Q&A: Riccardo Muti

Riccardo Muti has arrived in New York for two concerts with his Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Taking advantage, Jay has recorded a “Q&A” with him on a variety of ...
Q&A

Q&A is a weekly (more or less) podcast hosted by NR’s Jay Nordlinger. Jay handles the “Q” part; a variety of guests handle the “A” part. On occasion, Jay does some answering himself.

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Q&A: In Pavarotti’s Shoes

Lawrence Brownlee is one of the leading tenors of our time. He has sung on opera and recital stages all over the world. Tomorrow night, he will sing in Chicago, wearing ...

Q&A: Cohen of China

  Jerome A. Cohen is a law professor, a China scholar, and a friend to Chinese democrats and freedom-seekers. For many years, he has been at New York University, and before ...

Q&A: Charlie Dent

  Charlie Dent is a longtime congressman from Pennsylvania. He is a Republican, born and raised in Allentown. Billy Joel wrote a song about the town. With Jay, Congressman Dent talks ...

Q&A: Marina Nemat

  Marina Nemat is an Iranian dissident, a former political prisoner, and now an exile. She is the author of the blockbuster memoir Prisoner of Tehran. Jay asks her about the protests going ...

Q&A: Yuval Levin

  Yuval Levin answers that question and others. He is the editor of National Affairs and the author of “The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and ...

Q&A: Ryan Crocker

  Ryan Crocker is one of the outstanding U.S. diplomats of our time. Jay asks Crocker about the State Department today. Along with others, Crocker has sounded the alarm about cuts ...

Q&A: Ash Carter

  Ash Carter is a physicist and a defense-policy expert, having served in government periodically for decades. He was secretary of defense from 2015 to 2017. He has spent his academic career ...

Q&A: Victor Davis Hanson

  Victor Davis Hanson’s new book is The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won. Jay asks him a slew of questions, including: What caused the war? ...

Q&A: Anne Applebaum

  Anne Applebaum is a historian and journalist, a columnist for the Washington Post. She is a particular expert on the former Soviet Union and its bloc. Her latest book is Red ...

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Economy & Business

Who Owns FedEx?

You may have seen (or heard on a podcast) that Fred Smith so vehemently objects to the New York Times report contending that FedEx paid nothing in federal taxes that he's challenged New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger to a public debate and pointed out that "the New York Times paid zero federal income tax ... Read More
Immigration

The ‘Welfare Magnet’ for Immigrants

That term refers to a controversial concept -- and a salient one, given the Trump administration's efforts to make it harder for immigrants to use welfare in the U.S. A new study finds that there's something to it: Immigrants were more likely to come to Denmark when they could get more welfare there. From the ... Read More