August 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 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...

The Invisible March to Enlightenment

The fissure in the Republican Party dates back, at least, to the nomination of Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater for president in 1964. The last presidential election underscored just how broad that split has gotten, one that has been festering for...

A Stygian Lifeboat

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most memorial films was his 1944 classic, Lifeboat, which depicted eight survivors adrift in a boat after their ship had been sunk by a Nazi submarine. Their story is one of courage, self-sacrifice, and Christian charity in...

Soft Boys

Even at my advanced age, I know very little about women. As an only child, I had no sisters to compare notes with and both my parents were not only modest but also terminally shy about their bodies for my growing interest. Forget about anyone but an...

They Hate Us

Not since the American Civil War has such boundless hatred been so widespread, especially in our political culture. This new-emerging atmosphere of vitriol reminded me of the maiden season of the one of the many attempts at creating yet another...

The Process

With all the heated talk about America and Socialism, it is surprising to me that Americans may be waking up to the dire realizations that this country has been surreptitiously adopting this disastrous ideology for many generations. It is only now...

The Best of Two Worlds

One of my favorite books is Between Heaven and Mirth, written by Father James Martin, S. J. Though he seems to have strayed from the strait and narrow path of Orthodoxy in the last few years, Heaven addresses something that has been sorely lacking...

The Empty Shelves of American Culture

There is nothing sadder than walking into a home or a chain book store and seeing a stack of empty shelves. The current decline of the Mom and Pop bookstore is disheartening. One need only see the movie, with Meg Ryan, You Got Mail, a remake of The...

A Bag of Stones

When Pope Francis said early in his papacy who are we to judge in relation to homosexuality, he added a layer of complexity, not only to his public perception, but the Catholic Church as a whole. The Bible seems to underscore the plain meaning of...

An Apathy of Faith

There was a poll run on all the major Catholic campuses some years ago on religious ignorance and apathy. Over 75% of the respondents said they did not know anything about apathy nor did they care! While this fictitious poll is just a joke, Catholic...

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