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AFA Lecture Series: National Review's Jay Nordlinger

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Join AFA for an Evening with Jay Nordlinger

AFA is delighted to host an evening with Jay Nordlinger, Senior Editor of National Review and Fellow of the National Review Institute. Jay’s interests are extremely wide-ranging and his latest book, Digging In: Further Collected Writings, reflects those interests.


Registration and Buffet Reception at 6:30 PM
Program begins at 7:30 PM with book signing to follow.


FROM THE JACKET OF DIGGING IN


This volume contains something for everyone -- regardless of tastes, interests, or politics. If you don't find something you like ... well, you will.

Digging In opens with a section on people. You meet an unassuming oilman, who is a modern-day Horatio Alger story. You meet a hundred-year-old Austrian, who survived four concentration camps. You meet a prima ballerina. And a phenomenally brave escapee from North Korea. And others.

In a section on American places and happenings, you can go to explosives camp. There, they learn to make things go boom. In a different section, you can travel farther south, to visit a "unicorn of a university" in Guatemala. Seeing is believing.

There are essays on any number of subjects: Obama and golf; the fate of the Gideon Bible; the "overamplification of American life." (Why is everything so loud?); and countless other topics.

Digging In ends with a suite of music pieces, where you'll meet important composers, and sing Christmas carols -- and have a tête-à-tête with a prima donna at the Champagne Bar of the Plaza Hotel, a few blocks from Carnegie Hall.

Life is interesting, sometimes all too. Jay Nordlinger has investigated a fair amount of it. His book is a rich table. Dig in.



What they've said about the book:


“Few writers have Jay Nordlinger’s range. A handful write with his verve. A very small number know as much. But only Jay Nordlinger can do it all. In this volume he does.”
- William Kristol, Editor, The Weekly Standard

"Nordlinger's abiding themes are courage in the fight against tyranny and daring in the creation of new human enterprises. He approaches his interview subjects with a freshness and innocence that can only come from a deep worldliness."
- Heather Mac Donald, Manhattan Institute Fellow and author of The War on Cops

"This is classic Nordlinger: sublimely well informed, quietly cosmopolitan, endlessly curious. Dipping into this book is like slicing into the Zeitgeist: bracing, a little awe-inspiring, exquisitely memorable."
- Roger Kimball, Editor and Publisher, The New Criterion




About Jay Nordlinger:

James Rosen


Jay Nordlinger is a Senior Editor of National Review and a Fellow of the National Review Institute. He is also the music critic of The New Criterion. His first collection was published in 2007: Here, There & Everywhere. He is also the author of Peace, They Say: A History of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Most Famous and Controversial Prize in the World, and Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators. A native of Michigan, Nordlinger has long lived in New York.





The National Review Institute was founded by William F. Buckley Jr. in 1991, 36 years after he founded National Review magazine. The Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), charitable organization, established to complement its sister organization, National Review, by engaging in policy development, public education, and to advance the conservative principles Mr. Buckley championed. EIN #13-13649537
www.nrinstitute.org
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