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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.

A Lost Touch

Years ago, I was reminded of the old Broadway play Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand. I vividly remember taking a lady friend during Christmas week in 1965 to see what proved to be her last performance. I was most touched by Streisand’s...

A German Comedy

I used to write a blog, presumptively called The Gospel Truth for about five years. In thumbing through some old notes, I stumbled over an essay I wrote about 14 years ago. It still speaks to me and I hope my readers on this venue will find some...

Through a Glass Darkly

I have always enjoyed studying history. I have spent most of my adult life, reading, thinking about and even teaching it. The proper teaching of History has changed for the worst in the last three generations. It is now one of the most abused and...

An Exercise in Logical Theory

I used to review books for one of the local newspapers when St. Louis had more than one daily. One of the first I did was an intriguing volume, entitled The Plague of the Spanish Lady, written by Richard Collier in 1974. The book described...

Just Do It

Chevy Chase, late of Saturday Nite Live, reigns as one of the all-time great psychical humorists. I believe his cynical humor, laced with some daring pratfalls, cost President Gerald Ford the 1976 presidential election. During one episode, just...

The Good Book

When I was in graduate school, one of my history professors told us that the best way to learn history was to read books. I took his advice and read well over a 100 books a year for several years. The one book that I wish I had read more often was...

A Belated Mother’s Day

My mom, Helen Moyse Borst died on March 11th after battling Alzheimer’s for several years. I never give the year but simply say 3/11 because she died exactly six months before the terrorists attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. She...

Welcome to America’s 51st State

No, this essay is not about the prospects of The District of Columbia, Northern California or even Puerto Rico, being added to our flag in order to stack the Senate and House deck with new legislators. I am talking about the constant state of...