Joseph Sobran

Joe Sobran (February 23, 1946 – September 30, 2010), was an American journalist, formerly with National Review magazine and a syndicated columnist.

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  • September 2006

    Holmes & Sons

    During a recent bout of infirmity, I turned for solace to the greatest storyteller of modern times, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930). If this sounds like excessive praise, I ask you—no, I defy you—to name his superior, or even his nearest rival, for that title.

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  • July 2006

    The Big Word

    What is culture, anyway? It’s one of those baffling words that at first seem to mean a narrow range of things (stuff such as “grand opera”) and then turn out to cover just about everything—even the New York Post, if you stretch it far enough.

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  • June 2006

    The Way We Were

    I am not by nature, I think, a grumpy old man. But, at the age of 60, I feel entitled to comment on some inescapable facts about the younger generation. If my judgments seem harsh, I can only invite the reader to try to refute them, if he can.

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  • April 2006

    The Bush Legacy

    Does anyone really remember what sort of president Bill Clinton was? Have we all forgotten his amazingly sordid character so soon?

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  • February 2006

    Conservatism’s Ancient Mariner

    In November 2005, Bill Buckley observed his 80th birthday, and his magazine, National Review, its 50th.

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  • February 2006

    Eugene McCarthy, R.I.P.

    Eugene McCarthy, R.I.P. When famous people die, they are usually overpraised in fulsome superlatives, well meant but losing all proportion.

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  • July 2002

    What Was a Chaperone?

    I confess it: My television is always on. I seldom watch the news, the talking heads, the public-spirited uplift, Masterpiece Theater, or the educational stuff. No, I watch old movies. Constantly.

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  • The Timorous Intellectuals
    May 2002

    The Timorous Intellectuals

    David Brock, scourge of Anita Hill and Bill Clinton, the young man who gave new meaning and currency to the phrase “Arkansas state trooper,” has made a second career of repenting of his years in the conservative movement.

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  • April 2002

    Chesterton and the Gentile Problem

    In 1961, Garry Wills published his first book, a penetrating study of G.K. Chesterton. It wasn’t a huge success, and it soon went out of print.

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  • January 2002

    Creeds and Values

    The September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon may have jarred American self-confidence, caused coast-to-coast panic, and even (we shall see) ignited World War III, but so far they have failed to put a dent in multicultural etiquette.

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  • October 2001

    Abe-Worship

    Idolatry of Lincoln—himself often derided as a "gorilla" or "baboon" in the hostile press of his day—began the moment John Wilkes Booth fired his derringer. It was Good Friday, perhaps an unseemly time to be at the theater; but by Easter morning, sermons across the land were likening the fallen president to Christ.

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  • Restore the Constitution!
    October 2000

    Restore the Constitution!

    In recent years, American politics has been preoccupied with moral questions, or what are now called "social issues": sexual immorality, sodomy, abortion, pornography, and recreational drugs.

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  • The (New) Ugly American
    June 1997

    The (New) Ugly American

    The regime we live under—the regime of the United States Constitution—began with a set of clear understandings. One was that the federal government was to be the servant of the people.

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