Anne-Elisabeth Moutet is a journalist, a whiz, and a joy. She writes in both French and English. And today she talks with Jay (in English!) about Notre Dame, the “yellow jacket” movement, anti-Semitism, assimilation, and more. They conclude their discussion on an American note: Do Americans — conservatives in particular — give France an unfair shake? If you don’t know Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, you will be glad you made the acquaintance.

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There are 3 comments.

  1. Quinnie Member

    I really appreciate the eclectic mix of guests on Mr. Nordlinger’s podcast. Very refreshing.

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    • April 23, 2019, at 4:35 PM PDT
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  2. kylez Member

    Was it common for American high school students to know who the French Minister of Culture was in the early 80s, or is that a Jay thing?

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    • April 25, 2019, at 12:02 PM PDT
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  3. colleenb Member

    I agree with @quinnie. Mr. Nordlinger always has an interesting range of guests. I think Ms. Moutet and Jay are a little too sanguine about assimilation. I agree with her heartily that the ease of air travel especially has changed both immigration and assimilation. But since both Octasio-Cortez and the young Swedish girl (Greta ?) and the Extinction group in Britain will no longer allow anyone to travel by air anymore I guess that problem has been solved. Too bad Jay won’t be able to go to Salzburg every summer but such is the price of saving the planet.

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    • April 26, 2019, at 8:41 AM PDT
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