Two reasons to read Jay Nordlinger

by datechguy | December 17th, 2008

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Two reasons to read Jay Nordlinger

I was read­ing Jay Nordlinger today. You should read him too. These two quotes show why:

Long­time Impromp­tus read­ers may remem­ber some­thing I had to say from Davos, one year. Lord Carey — the for­mer arch­bishop of Can­ter­bury — stood up. Sit­ting next to a Saudi poten­tate (Prince Turki, I believe), he said, “Sure, you can have your mosques on every cor­ner of Europe. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a church in Saudi Ara­bia one day?” (I have paraphrased.)

I thought of him — thought of Carey — when read­ing this item about Rus­sia: “The Saudis have recently asked per­mis­sion to build a mosque in Moscow, a city where there are only four mosques and 2 mil­lion Mus­lims. The Rus­sians, how­ever, are say­ing they want, in return, an Ortho­dox church in Saudi Arabia.”

Inter­est­ing.

And another one also on religion:

Finally, a reader said, “Jay, thought you might like to see this T-​shirt. We made a dozen to sell at our church — sold out in one Sun­day (usu­ally a dozen shirts will last us a cou­ple months).” The man included a pic­ture of the shirt. And it says, “Go ahead and say it … Merry Christmas!”

Inter­est­ing what qual­i­fies as sub­ver­sive and dar­ing in Amer­ica these days.

If you like this style you might also want to con­sider his book,
Here There and every­where.
Ama­zon for some rea­son is out and may not restock but you can get it here.

I was reading Jay Nordlinger today. You should read him too. These two quotes show why:

Longtime Impromptus readers may remember something I had to say from Davos, one year. Lord Carey — the former archbishop of Canterbury — stood up. Sitting next to a Saudi potentate (Prince Turki, I believe), he said, “Sure, you can have your mosques on every corner of Europe. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a church in Saudi Arabia one day?” (I have paraphrased.)

I thought of him — thought of Carey — when reading this item about Russia: “The Saudis have recently asked permission to build a mosque in Moscow, a city where there are only four mosques and 2 million Muslims. The Russians, however, are saying they want, in return, an Orthodox church in Saudi Arabia.”

Interesting.

And another one also on religion:

Finally, a reader said, “Jay, thought you might like to see this T-shirt. We made a dozen to sell at our church — sold out in one Sunday (usually a dozen shirts will last us a couple months).” The man included a picture of the shirt. And it says, “Go ahead and say it . . . Merry Christmas!”

Interesting what qualifies as subversive and daring in America these days.

If you like this style you might also want to consider his book,
Here There and everywhere.
Amazon for some reason is out and may not restock but you can get it here.

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