October 17, 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 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...

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...

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