We will at some point surface from the current public health crisis. How and when and what the new normal will look like, no one knows. But we do know that autocrats around the world are using the epidemic as a pretext to gather even more power unto...
Jay NordlingerOne quick point (among many): The word "conservative" is well-nigh useless now. How can any one word cover those who are "Schmitten" and, say, @RBrookhiser (author of "Give Me Liberty: A History of America's Exceptional Idea")? Impossible. Unsustainable.
He lashed out at the anti-Jewish racism that was able to flourish under his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn and led to the departure of many members and even some Jewish MPs.
Jay Nordlinger"I will tear out this poison by its roots." This is good news, for all of Britain (including Conservatives). A major party should not harbor anti-Semitism. (Quick language note: No one knows what the word "fulsome" means.)
During these dark and difficult times, healthcare workers are putting their lives on the line to save others. This performance, by students of the Curtis Ins...
Jay NordlingerMy friend Robert Kahn, a young conductor, put together this performance: "America the Beautiful," played by students of the Curtis Institute (Philadelphia), for health-care workers. (These students come from around the world, and played from all over.) 👍
Jay NordlingerI was going to say that "Lovely Day" was one of my favorite songs ever. But that's a little like saying, "I'm the one who likes chocolate cake!" Who doesn't? I'll simply say: Hurray for Bill Withers, and bless him.
Jay NordlingerYou would think that defending the American Way -- ordered liberty, in sum -- would be like defending chocolate ice cream: not all that necessary to do. But no. It has to be defended against Right and Left all the time. Thank you, @DavidAFrench.
Jay Nordlinger on “Tread Softly” by Nina C. Young, a performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto with Janine Jansen, “Stride” by Tania Léon, the nine Beethoven symphonies at Carnegie Hall, and a recital of personal interest.
Jay NordlingerFor the music-minded, my "New York Chronicle" in the April issue of The New Criterion. An array of composers, performers, and issues.
Jay NordlingerI received a letter from a reader, about what health-care workers are enduring, and always have. It is one of the rawest things I have read in recent weeks, which is saying something. It left me with, among other things, a humble awe.