Jay Nordlinger, National Review

Jay Nordlinger

National Review

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Jay:

Truth or Consequences

Peter Meijer was defeated in a primary by John Gibbs, a MAGA man who says that the 2020 election was stolen. → Read More

‘A Normal Society’

Trimble was my kind of politician -- a wonderful politician: clear-thinking, problem-solving, and brave. In 1998, he won the Nobel Peace Prize, with John Hume, his fellow Northern Irishman. → Read More

January 6 and the Congressional Hearings: Notes on Violence, Lies, Character, Etc.

Notes on violence, lies, character, and other important things. → Read More

The Nightmare of Wokeness

David Mastio was hounded out of USA Today, basically, by wokeness. → Read More

‘Hell on Earth’

Putin and his regime will live in infamy, and, if there is justice, his many, many apologists and excusers and perfumers in the West will live in the same. Putin is a fitting heir to the Soviet monsters he admired so, and served. → Read More

Truth-bombs from Barkley, &c.

On Sir Charles and San Francisco; Dem machinations; the Texas GOP; Clarence Thomas and Sonia Sotomayor; Mitch Daniels; Mark Shields; and more. → Read More

In Dark Times, a Brave Man

Vladimir Kara-Murza, the Russian democracy leader, is now a political prisoner. → Read More

‘I Would Never Have Him Any Different’

A conversation with Evgenia Kara-Murza, wife of Vladimir Kara-Murza, a Russian politician, journalist, and political prisoner. → Read More

A Professor and the American Heritage

On a podcast with Akhil Reed Amar, professor of law. → Read More

When Politics Invades Art

Some thoughts on cancellation, boycotts, and so on. What is the rule? Is there one? → Read More

‘Fake news,’ they say, &c.

On a term that’s gone ’round the world; the whys and wherefores of Twitter; a Google doodle; Hugh Grant’s commendation; and more. → Read More

Loving, and Not Loving, Lenin

V. I. Lenin is now back in Ukraine. A member of the Ukrainian parliament has a memory from kindergarten. → Read More

Strains in France, &c.

On Marine Le Pen and her kind; the pandemic in democracies and dictatorships; the U.S. and Confederate flags; and more. → Read More

‘Freedom Does Not Have Time to Wait’

President Zelensky calls on democracies to help Ukraine and, in so doing, defend themselves. → Read More

Reality in Ukraine: Staring It in the Face

War crimes are being committed in Ukraine, plain and simple. And horrific. → Read More

Ukraine and the Meaning of This War

A conversation with Professor Eliot A. Cohen about Ukraine and Russia. → Read More

A Friend of Ukraine, and Truth, and Freedom

Robert Conquest is no longer here, but he is here in spirit, and his books live on, and I trust we will always have other people, pursuing this same kind of work. → Read More

‘America the Beautiful,’ &c.

On Will Smith vs. Chris Rock at the Oscars; a new 700 Club; a Saudi political prisoner, released; the late Madeleine K. Albright; and more. → Read More

Tracking the Horror

Further notes on Ukraine, Russia, Zelensky, Putin, etc. → Read More

The United States of Tattoos, Etc.

America, the tattooed nation; “Tucson” and other funnily spelled cities; and more. → Read More