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Two Classic Sobran Articles: Pensées, and Lincoln and His Legacy
Lincoln and His Legacy by Joe Sobran February 22, 2017
[Classic, 2/19/2008] -- At this point it is probably futile to try to reverse the deification of Abraham Lincoln. Next year, if I know my countrymen, the bicentennial of his birth will be marked by stupendously cloying anniversary observances, all of them affirming, if not his literal divinity, at least something mighty close to it.
READ REST OF ARTICLE Trump's Travel Ban by Patrick J. Buchanan February 3, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – That hysterical reaction to the travel ban announced Friday is a portent of what is to come if President Donald Trump carries out the mandate given to him by those who elected him.
The travel ban bars refugees for 120 days. From Syria, refugees are banned indefinitely. And a 90-day ban has been imposed on travel here from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.
Was that weekend-long primal scream really justified?
READ MORE Trump's Inaugural: America for Americans! by Patrick J. Buchanan January 27, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As the patriotic pageantry of Inauguration Day gave way to the demonstrations of defiance Saturday, our new America came into view. We are two nations now, two peoples.
Though bracing, President Trump's inaugural address was rooted in cold truths, as he dispensed with the customary idealism of inaugurals that are forgotten within a fortnight of the president being sworn in.
Trump's inaugural was Jacksonian.
READ MORE Sacraments and Sodomy by Joe Sobran January 18, 2017
[Sobran's, December 2003] -- Andrew Sullivan has established himself as the most eloquent voice of “gay” Catholics in the American media. He recently wrote a piece on the op-ed page of the New York Times to bewail what he chooses to call the Church’s “hostility” to homosexuals.
READ REST OF ARTICLE Love and Marriage by Joe Sobran January 12, 2017
[Classic from The Wanderer, December 19, 1996] We are hearing an unusual amount of nonsense about same-sex marriage these days, thanks to that Hawaiian judge. The best way to get to the heart of the problem may be to examine a typical sample of the nonsense.
READ REST OF ARTICLE Black Economist Thomas Sowell -- Champion of A Color-Blind Society by Allan Brownfeld
January 06, 2017
Thomas Sowell, one of America's foremost public intellectuals and most outspoken black conservatives, submitted his final column in December after 25 years in syndication. At age 86, he said, he thought that the time had come to retire from this enterprise. Hopefully, his other literary pursuits will continue.
For more than 50 years, Sowell has published books and journals on race, economics, and government policy.
READ REST OF ARTICLE The Man They Still Hate by Joe Sobran
December 30, 2016
[Classic, December 2, 1999] -- The world has long since forgiven Julius Caesar. Nobody today finds Socrates or Cicero irritating. Few of us resent Alexander the Great or his tutor, Aristotle.
No, only one man in the ancient world is still hated after two millennia: Jesus Christ.
READ REST OF ARTICLE Resisting Jesus by Joe Sobran
December 22, 2016
[CLASSIC, 12/23/2004] -- As always in our time, Christmas is provoking dissent from people who don’t want Christian symbols on public property or Christmas carols sung in public schools.
Many Christians find this annoying and churlish. Some even feel that Christianity is being persecuted.
FRONT ROYAL, VA – -- When Al Matt asked me some ten years ago to take over Joe Sobran’s column in The Wanderer, I made it clear that, while I’d be honored to have my column appear in the same space, there was no way I could pretend to replace Joe Sobran. No one could replace Joe Sobran. And now you won’t have to: You can have the original in time to celebrate Christmas…
[Classic, May 29, 2009] -- Next to the peerless Tom Wolfe, perhaps the most brilliantly gifted living American writer is Garry Wills. Immensely learned and versatile, Wills has written award-winning books on many subjects, from Macbeth to the Gettysburg Address. Some of these suffer from a bit of illogic, though they are largely redeemed by his stylish and
[GLEN COVE, NY – 12/2/16] -- The idea of Hillary Clinton on the chain gang or rock pile is attractive, but it is not good policy. We do not need to create a myth of the martyred Hillary Clinton.
One thing is certain and should have near unanimous approval. Hillary Clinton must not be allowed to practice law.
[Classic, October 1997] -- I’ve always resisted calling Mother Teresa a saint, not because I had any reason to doubt her holiness, but because I felt it was
presumptuous to call any living person a saint. Besides, I suspect
that a truly holy person -- holiness being inseparable from humility -- would hate being venerated in this life.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- However Donald Trump came upon the foreign policy views he espoused, they were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the border.
Yet those views are hemlock to the GOP foreign policy elite and the liberal Democratic interventionists of the Acela Corridor.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "In victory, magnanimity!" said Winston Churchill.
Donald Trump should be magnanimous and gracious toward those whom he defeated this week, but his first duty is to keep faith with those who put their faith in him.
The protests, riots and violence that have attended his triumph in city after city should only serve
to steel his resolve. Read More
News Conference Announcing second edition of Joe Sobran’s Hustler: The Clinton Legacy:
November 4, 2016
Sen. Dick Black Decries Potential “Co-Presidency” of Clintons
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Richard Black of Virginia said at a news conference in Washington that if Hillary Clinton wins the election, that our country will “enter the age of Caligua, an age of debauchery and murder, of war, and of stunning financial corruption.” Sen. Black made his remarks during a press conference at the National Press Club announcing the newly-published edition of Hustler: The Clinton Legacy by Joseph Sobran.
Watch Sen. Black’s speech at the news conference on YouTube Read More
A review of Hustler: The Clinton Legacy, a collection of essays by Joseph Sobran
[Special from LewRockwell.com, October 31, 2016] -- Twice in six months I find myself reviewing works by my dear old friend Joe Sobran. This time around, the Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation has treated us to an anthology of Joe’s essays on Bill Clinton during his two terms in the White House. What strikes the reader immediately is the incisive analysis: Joe cuts to the chase; while being spot-on, he never descends into boorishness or uncivilized prose, which he would have deemed unworthy of a Christian gentleman.
Our Debt to Paula Jones by Joe Sobran
October 28, 2016
[Classic: January 22, 1998] — Suddenly nobody is questioning Paula Jones's veracity anymore. Mrs. Jones told a simple story and has stuck with
it, while the president has shifted ground, equivocated with his patented "carefully worded denials," and let his thuggish, blundering, and very
expensive lawyer handle public relations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Why is socialism still so popular? A superb conference at Cato recently
addressed the issue with new insights and reasoning. Socialism should be discredited in this age of incredible abundance and progress: hunger has
declined from 30 percent of the world's population to some 10 percent, yet with billions more mouths to feed.
The Defection of David Brock by Joe Sobran
September 22, 2016
[Classic: March 10, 1998] — David Brock has become the first journalist to confess his participation in the vast right-wing conspiracy to
get President Clinton. Actually, he confessed it last year, but nobody was listening.
Phyllis Schlafly: An Anti-War Conservative who Supported Goldwater, Reagan, and Trump by Jon Basil Utley
September 7, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Phyllis Schlafly was a giant of the conservative movement. And she opposed America's recent wars. An early fighter,
who started up with opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment to the constitution, died at 92 years old.
[Special from The Catholic Thing] — Two quite intelligent women came by independent of one another this week, one an accomplished hospital
nurse who specialized in exotic diseases, the other a longtime educational specialist with wide artistic interests. Very different personalities,
but eerily alike in expressing, without provocation, their deep distress at "not understanding anything" anymore. Not understanding America or the
president, the Church or the pope, the world and its seeming descent into a cultural wasteland and social chaos.
Two Cheers for Theocracy by Joe Sobran
August 25, 2016
[SOBRAN’S THE REAL NEWS OF THE MONTH, February 1999] — I grew up in a theocracy. I didn’t
realize it as a boy; in fact I never heard it described that way. The only reason I now know it was a theocracy is that people who want to
restore the America of the Fifties — anti-abortion Catholics, the “Christian Right” — are accused of wanting to
establish a theocracy. Read More
[Special from The Catholic World Report] — In 1980, as a priest not yet thirty years of age, I found myself placed in charge of developing local chapters of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights on the entire eastern seaboard.
Those were heady days with Pope John Paul II truly coming into his own and determined to correct course for the Catholic Church and President Ronald Reagan seeking to do the same for the United States and, by extension, for the world.
[Classic: November 18, 1997] — There is no popular demand for war with Iraq or anyone else, and President Clinton knows it. The pressure for war is coming
from the usual quarters: those who, for various reasons, want the United States to dominate the Middle East.
[Classic: April 8, 1999] — As he ordered the bombing of Kosovo, Bill Clinton assured the nation that he has been “reading up on the history of that area.” That’s a
load off! The great war-time presidents have always realized that before you bomb a country, you should read up on it.
[Classic: July 1996] — I keep catching myself hoping that Bill Clinton will be reelected. It isn't just that Bob Dole richly deserves to
lose; it's that mere electoral defeat would be an inadequate comeuppance for the Clintons. They are headed for their own Watergate, and
it would be a pity to see the drama aborted. I'm only moderately vindictive: I want them hounded out of office, not hounded after they've already left.
The Selfless President by Joe Sobran
July 21, 2016
Ever the moral ham, Clinton continues to feign contrition, laying it
on a little thicker with each attempt. Every time he sheds his skin,
he wants us to believe he’s no longer a snake.
[Classic: January 21, 1996] — Bill Clinton is a New Democrat again. Having tarred the Republicans as extremists, he is filching their themes, thereby
displaying one of his defining qualities: an utter incapacity for embarrassment. Read More
Diane Speaks His Piece by Joe Sobran
July 13, 2016
[Classic: October 19, 2004] — I have no idea who “Diane” is, but his e-mail message sounds angry with me. In fact, Diane says he is “deeply offended” by the “pure bigotry” of my column of September 21, “Equality Run Amok,” which he finds “demeaning.”
You may think Diane is an odd name for a guy, but that’s Diane’s point. He claims to be a woman, “simply a woman,” and identifies himself, in case you haven’t already guessed, as a “transsexual.” Read More
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