November 19, 2019

Author - 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 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...

Moon River and Me

The Johnny Mercer lyric that constitutes my title has a deeper meaning for me than his inspiration, the Savannah River. I was recently reminded of the song in an essay, written by Catholic columnist, Peggy Noonan, for the Wall Street Journal...

Walls and Swords

It is painfully obvious that America has fallen off its cultural path and is at war with itself over a multitude of issues. The author of the new book Why Liberalism Failed, Patrick Deneen has brilliantly exposed the historical roots of this...

The New Normalcy

Thanks to Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice-President, Joe Biden, the word normalcy has enjoyed a new currency as politics turns more to semantics to attract voters and additional donors. While the correct noun form of the word...

The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by Mark Twain. It was originally published in 1881 in Canada, a year before its American debut. Set in 1547, it told the story of two English boys, a pauper named Tom who lived with an abusive father and Prince...

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