This week, Daniel Hannan, the one and only, dropped by National Review headquarters in New York. Taking advantage, Jay sat down with him for a “Q&A.” Hannan, as you know, is the British writer-politician extraordinaire.

With Jay, he discusses the nature of America. And then the question of national self-determination: What right do the Catalonians and Kurds have? Everyone can’t have his own country, can he?

Then there is the issue of immigration. In every generation, people say, “Well, previous immigration was okay, but now it’s too much and the people won’t assimilate.” Is it at last true?

Other major topics are nationalism and populism. Toward the end, there is discussion of two big British figures, Churchill and Balfour.

Dan Hannan is, among other things, an excellent teacher – he teaches as he talks, effortlessly. Always worth a listen.

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  1. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    Great guest, great interview – right up to the end – where you ask an interesting question, then drown him out with blaring music!

    Arrrrgh! Jay!

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  2. John Russell Thatcher
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    Great guest, great interview – right up to the end – where you ask an interesting question, then drown him out with blaring music!

    Arrrrgh! Jay!

    I second this observation!  A little help from the technical staff in stripping away the closing orchestral music—or at least decreasing its volume—would do wonders for Hannan’s peroration.

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  3. Blue Yeti Admin
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    John Russell (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    Great guest, great interview – right up to the end – where you ask an interesting question, then drown him out with blaring music!

    Arrrrgh! Jay!

    I second this observation! A little help from the technical staff in stripping away the closing orchestral music—or at least decreasing its volume—would do wonders for Hannan’s peroration.

    Fixed!

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  4. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    John Russell (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    Great guest, great interview – right up to the end – where you ask an interesting question, then drown him out with blaring music!

    Arrrrgh! Jay!

    I second this observation! A little help from the technical staff in stripping away the closing orchestral music—or at least decreasing its volume—would do wonders for Hannan’s peroration.

    Fixed!

    Thanks.

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  5. Grendel Member
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    Hannon makes the practical, experiential argument for why i am a Libertarian-Traditionalist. I’m a Libertarian right up to the point where the Libertarians start screaming “there is no such thing as society”.

    Um, no.  Humans are social creatures and the state is an instrument of society,  by which it moderates the use of coercive force, for justice and defense.

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  6. rico Inactive
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    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    John Russell (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    Great guest, great interview – right up to the end – where you ask an interesting question, then drown him out with blaring music!

    Arrrrgh! Jay!

    I second this observation! A little help from the technical staff in stripping away the closing orchestral music—or at least decreasing its volume—would do wonders for Hannan’s peroration.

    Fixed!

    Thanks for fixing.

    This offers me an opportunity to compliment you on your selection of Glazunov’s 5th Symphony. Where did you find this recording? (Or, more precisely, who is it?) I’ve never heard the finale played with such energy.

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  7. Blue Yeti Admin
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    rico (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    John Russell (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    Great guest, great interview – right up to the end – where you ask an interesting question, then drown him out with blaring music!

    Arrrrgh! Jay!

    I second this observation! A little help from the technical staff in stripping away the closing orchestral music—or at least decreasing its volume—would do wonders for Hannan’s peroration.

    Fixed!

    Thanks for fixing.

    This offers me an opportunity to compliment you on your selection of Glazunov’s 5th Symphony. Where did you find this recording? (Or, more precisely, who is it?) I’ve never heard the finale played with such energy.

    Jay picks all the music. I’ll ask him and get back to you.

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