Joseph Sobran

About Joseph Sobran

Joe Sobran (1946–2010) was an American journalist with National Review magazine and a syndicated columnist. Pat Buchanan called Sobran "perhaps the finest columnist of our generation." He was the author of Alias Shakespeare: Solving the Greatest Literary Mystery of All Time, Single Issues: Essays on the Crucial Social Questions, and Hustler: The Clinton Legacy.

Shakespearean Masterpiece: Roman Polanski’s Macbeth

By |2017-06-05T13:20:01-05:00April 9th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Featured, Film, Joe Sobran, Literature, William Shakespeare|

April 12 was Shakespeare’s birthday. The real Shakespeare, I mean: Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford. I thought a little celebrating was in order, so I watched one of the best Shakespeare films ever made: Roman Polanski’s 1971 Macbeth. When I was a kid, that was one of my favorite plays. Still is. The language! [...]

Thomas Jefferson Was Right

By |2019-03-21T19:56:07-05:00March 24th, 2012|Categories: American Republic, Joe Sobran, Politics, Republicanism, Thomas Jefferson|

In the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 — one of the most important and prophetic documents in American history — Thomas Jefferson made a simple and irrefutable argument. The Constitution is designed to define and limit the powers of the federal government. But if the federal government (including the federal judiciary) is the sole, exclusive, and final [...]

The Prophetic C.S. Lewis

By |2019-11-26T12:15:46-06:00March 13th, 2012|Categories: C.S. Lewis, Christianity, Joe Sobran, Politics|

Deep political wisdom can be found in a writer who took very little interest in politics: C.S. Lewis, a scholar who achieved his greatest fame as a popular Christian writer. Lewis was sometimes laughably ignorant of current events. His friends were once amused to discover that he was under the impression that Tito, the Communist [...]

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