Joseph Sobran Essays About Education

Joseph Sobran

Reading Old Books

There’s nothing quite like the joy of falling in love with an old book, finding a mentor who speaks to you across the centuries... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Joseph Sobran as he explores the delight that is...

What Do We Owe the State?

I have had a lot of response to my column on Hans-Hermann Hoppe’s book Democracy — The God That Failed, most of them enthusiastic. A surprising number of citizens of this democracy have lost faith in the state, democratic...

The Curse of Beatlemania

A few weeks ago I wrote some mild criticisms of the Beatles and the sky fell. Angry readers called me “ignorant,” “vicious,” and various other things displaying blindness to my finer qualities. I hadn’t realized there...

Your Friend, the State

Albert Jay Nock, an excellent but largely forgotten writer, once wrote a little book titled Our Enemy, the State. I still reread it when I’m groggy from absorption in the daily events of politics. It...

Reading Old Books

Dogged readers of my columns will observe that I habitually quote a handful of classic writings, chiefly the Shakespeare works, Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson, and The Federalist Papers. If those readers suspect that...

Only Mozart

Wolfgang Mozart Some guys have it and some guys don't. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, now over 250 years old, obviously had it. By age eight he was already writing symphonies you can still hear on...
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  • Abortion and Hatred — Reprinted from Celebrate Life, September-October 1999.
     
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  • The Apotheosis of the Lie — The lead article to the Bonus 2000 issue published in December 1999.
     
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  • Candor — Clinton-Style — August 1998 (Volume 5, Number 8)
     
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  • Career Change — Reprinted from The Wanderer, September 16, 1999. Why Joe accepted the Constitution Party’s nomination to be their candidate for vice president.
     
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  • The Church and Jewish Ideology — May 1999 (Volume 6, Number 6)
     
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  • The Clash of ’96 — Reprinted from The Wanderer,  June 8, 1995
     
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  • The Coming Fury — The lead article for the September 2006 issue.
     
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  • Created Equal — January 2000 (Volume 7, Number 1). A particularly significant piece.
     
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  • Death Illustrated — Reprinted from The Wanderer, July 1, 1999
     
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  • The Devil’s Own — Reprinted from The Wanderer, October 8, 1998
     
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  • Fear of the Smear — The lead article for the July 2006 issue.
     
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  • “For Fear of the Jews” — Joe’s address to the 2002 IHR Conference, expanded from the September issue of SOBRANS, (Volume 9, Number 10).
     
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  • For the Record — August 2001 (Volume 8, Number 8). Quotations from Jewish figures of the 1940s concerning Pope Pius XII.
     
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  • The Foreword from Joe’s book Single Issues. This is a .pdf file.
     
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  • The Friends of Uncle Joe — A treatment of barbarism in wartime, originally published in the February 2000 (Volume 7, Number 2) issue.
     
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  • Gray November, Coming Up — The lead article for the March 2006 issue.
     
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  • Hijacking the Conservative Movement — The lead article for the November 2006 issue.
     
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  • How Tyranny Came to America — The text of a talk previously available only on cassette tape. The tape can still be purchased for $6. See our Subscribe page. (A version sometimes appears on other websites without permission under the title “God, Man, and Law”)
     
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  • The Imaginary Abe: A Reply to Harry Jaffa’s “In Re Jack Kemp v. Joe Sobran” — An Internet Exclusive (August 2001).
     
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  • Imperfect Contrition — May 2000 (Volume 7, Number 5).
     
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  • The Jewish Establishment — September 1995 (Volume 2, Number 9).
     
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  • The Jewish Faction — May 2004 (Volume 11, Number 5)
     
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  • Joe Participates in the 2004 Presidential Debate — posted October 9, 2004.
     
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  • The Kemp Legacy — September 1996 (Volume 3, Number 9)
     
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  • The Living Document, RIP — The lead article for the January 2006 issue.
     
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  • Losing the War — The lead article for the January 2003 issue (Volume 10, Number 1).
     
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  • Media and Mythology — November-December 1998 (Volume 5, Numbers 11-12)
     
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  • Our Monsters — December 1994 (Volume 1, Number 4)
     
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  • Power and Betrayal — Joe’s lecture from the Third Anniversary Celebration, November 15, 1997
     
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  • Epilogue: Intern Affairs — An epilogue to “Power and Betrayal” — February 1, 1998
     
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  • President Clinton? — The lead article for the January 2007 issue.
     
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  • President Katrina — The lead article for the February 2006 issue.
     
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  • PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Out of Gear without Schmitz — March 2001 (Volume 8, Number 3).
     
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  • PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Tribute to Sam Francis — February 2005 (Volume 12, Number 2).
     
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  • Reaping the Whirlwind — The lead article for the October 2001 issue (Volume 8, Number 8), dealing with the 9/11 attacks.
     
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  • The Reluctant Anarchist — How Joe’s wanderings through the Constitution led him to philosophical anarchism, expanded from the December 2002 issue (Volume 9, Number 12).
     
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  • The Sins of Organized Irreligion — The lead article for the June 2006 issue.
     
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  • Taxation through the Ages — Once you start thinking about the state in terms of natural justice, you can hardly avoid thinking of politics as a largely criminal activity, from the December 2003 issue (Volume 10, Number 12).
     
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  • Triumphs of Democracy — The lead article for the August 2006 issue.
     
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  • Unknown Unknowns — The lead article for the April-May 2006 issue.
     
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  • Wartime — An Internet Special, March 26, 2003.
     
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  • Welcome ...  —  Lead article for the inaugural issue (September 1994;Volume 1,Number 1)
     
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  • The Words and Deeds of Christ — November 2000 (Volume 7, Number 11).
     
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  • The X-Rated Presidency — February 1998 (Volume 5, Number 2) 
     
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