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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  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
    kylezJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter 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
    colleenbJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter 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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