August 18, 2022
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William Borst

WILLIAM A. BORST has taught at virtually all levels of education from elementary school through university, published commentaries in many local and national publications, and hosted a weekly talk show on WGNU radio for 22 years. Having recently served as editor of the Mindszenty Report, Dr. Borst is the author of two prominent books: Liberalism: Fatal Consequences (1999) and The Scorpion and the Frog: A Natural Conspiracy (2005). He holds a PhD in American History from St. Louis University.

Heavy Thinking

I have often asked myself the question: What thinker has had the most influence on America? Each time I was hard-pressed to think of any recent American thinker because not enough has elapsed to provide a clear context. No, I am looking for someone...

Jesuitical Reasoning

This must be my month for thinking about my years of 11 years of Jesuit education. While I respect the Jesuits for having taught me how to reason and separate my feelings from my mind, they have used verbal legerdemain to create false impressions...

The Marriage Wars

Cultural Marxist, the author of Eros and Civilization, Herbert Marcuse coined the phrase during the Vietnam War: Make love not war. I used to quip, get married and do both. Like most of my clever lines, somewhere may be found a residual truth. I...

A Game of Tegwar

When I was an adolescent, Hasbro had a board game, called A Game of Life. I do not remember playing it more than once or twice. I preferred Monopoly and Clue. From what I understand it has been immune to most of the vast cultural changes we have...

A False Positive

One of the very minor side effects of the recent pandemic was its assault on the language. There was at least one new word that has irritated me ever since. The word is Positivity. This neologism will just not go away like the muddled idea...

Nietzsche Ist Tot 

In the aftermath of August 25, 1900, some clever person probably added, signed God, to the notice of Friedrick Nietzsche’s death. After all, it was the controversial German philosopher who had declared that God was dead. However too many thinkers...

The Flies of Faith and Reason

The Catholic Church always seems to be a lightning rod for the salient issues of the day, whether it is abortion, euthanasia, social justice or immigration. To me it is not surprising that a world that gives more allegiance to Niccolò Machiavelli...

In the Dark Shadows of Abortion

What do the old Brooklyn Dodgers and abortion rights have in common? I know that sounds like a strange question but in 1953 the Brooklyn Dodgers roster, the so-called Boys of Summer, listed two formidable pitchers on their roster. Listed...