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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.

The Prisoner

The Prisoner is a 1967 British science fiction–allegorical television series about an unidentified British intelligence agent who is abducted and imprisoned in a mysterious coastal village, where his captors try...

The Winter Solstice

It is at this time of the year many devout people question the real meaning of this, the most religiously festive of all seasons. Ok, for over 50 years, I confess to having enjoyed putting up the tree, seeing it glimmer with colorful lights and our...

The Master of Medicinal Laughter

When I was younger, I used to read a column in The Reader’s Digest, called Laughter is the Best Medicine. There is much scientific information to assert that this is a truism.  Science tells us that laughter is one of the best tools we have for...

The Marxist Side of History

I like to create neologisms and even a truism on occasion. My latest truism is that bad ideas invariably drive out good ideas in a society. I am referring to the idea that people who have fundamental religious, moral and ethical beliefs have been...

The Death of the Soul

At a concert of one of my granddaughters years ago, at Visitation Academy in St. Louis, the first song their choral group sang was the old Simon and Garfunkel hit, Bridge Over Troubled Waters. That song and many other message-oriented songs are food...

The Cookie Girl

I was in my favorite coffeehouse the other day for breakfast, when I was reminded of something that happened there about five years ago. I was reading my newspaper when all of a sudden, I heard this plop on my table. When I looked up some young...

The Holy Alliance: Faith & Reason

The opening refrain to one of Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits in the 1950s was Love and Marriage! They go together like a horse and carriage. The same thought may apply to the inner relationship between Faith and Reason. One cannot legitimately have...

The Apostles of Diversity

I remember learning as a child that variety was the spice of life. Variety used to mean enjoying many different experiences, alone or with others. It is a great idea that mitigates against our getting pigeonholed into a set of routines or behaviors...