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.

A Ronny Man Now

I am not the first one to comment on these pages regarding what happened to the promise and delivery of the MAGA Moment. Donald Trump took the political world by storm in 2016 as he blew past a core of apparently spineless Republican pretenders for...

The Joyous Dance of Life

During my childhood, I was exposed to dancing on television because of my parents’ love of the Ed Sullivan Show. They also took me to the theater for a rendition of the Broadway musical Carousel when I was about seven. I can’t say I enjoyed the show...

The Powers that Be

I like to go out for lunch every day. When I find a restaurant that I really like, I keep going back. Most sandwich shops give you a number when you order at the counter. My frequency often allows them to dispense with the number. When...

The Boy in a Uniform

My new parish in Georgia advertised a Life Chain event for the first Sunday in October. Their assembly corner was just 200 yards from my home. I interpreted this proximity as God’s Divine Providence knocking on my door. This was my first active...

Memories in a Changing World

My wife and I decided to move to a new home in Georgia last year. At our ages it was probably not a smart life change but sometimes you just have to push the envelope near the edge of the table. After nine arduous months of waiting for the home...

The Jesuit Paideia

The early 20th century Catholic apologist, G. K. Chesterton, lamented about the sorry state of education. In his view, the main fact about education is that it does not exist. As he perceived it in England, there was little direct integration or...

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...