Joseph Sobran

Joseph Sobran was a nationally-syndicated columnist, lecturer and Critic-at-Large for the National Review.


An important libel suit is under way in London. David Irving, the controversial British historian of World War II, is suing an American scholar, Deborah Lipstadt of Emory University, for calling him "one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial." Since she wrote this in a 1993 book Denying …

One isn't supposed to say this, but many people believe that Israel now holds the White House, the Senate, and much of the American media in its hands. This is what is known as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. The odd thing is that it is held by many Israelis. In …

© January 20, 2000 Joseph Sobran Long ago there was a bitter war between the kingdoms of Scythia and Bohemia. It began when the Scythian king, Lobo the Bold, claimed by ancient right some lands on the Bohemian seacoast, which he invaded, slaughtering the Bohemians who had lived there peacefully …

Washington – People sometimes ask me why I'm so critical of Israel, as if I should be devoting more of my attention to Sri Lanka, or perhaps Zaire. But the question is always a little nervous, as it wouldn't be if I were writing equally often about Sri Lanka or …

In the early 1930s, Walter Duranty of the New York Times was in Moscow, covering Joe Stalin the way Joe Stalin wanted to be covered. To maintain favor and access, he expressly denied that there was famine in the Ukraine even while millions of Ukrainian Christians were being starved into …

"Much as we want to coordinate our activities with the United States, the interests (of the United States and Israel) are not identical. We have to, from time to time, worry about our own interests." That was Yitzhak Shamir speaking in 1981, before he became Israel's prime minister. He spoke …

In the wake of the Gulf War, many American Jews are openly calling for the release of the convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Jay Pollard, who is serving a life sentence in a federal penitentiary in Marion, Ill. Some of the arguments are dubious, but the basic demand is fair. Pollard …

Iraq's attempted theft of krytrons, useful as nuclear triggering devices, is not unique. Four years ago Israel was reported to be obtaining krytrons illegally through a California company. Unlike the Iraqi operation, it wasn't front-page news in most of the country and was barely mentioned by network newscasts. Israel has …

Another American has fallen victim to terrorism in the Middle East, but this time the United States is being careful not to overreact. The president hasn't interrupted his vacation to fly back to Washington for consultation with his top advisers. The airwaves aren't full of blustering congressmen demanding retaliation. In …

Yes, says Victor Ostrovsky, a former Israeli secret agent. In a new book, By Way of Deception: A Devastating Insider's Portrait of the Mossad, Mr. Ostrovsky says the Israelis had advance notice of the suicide attack that killed 241 Marines in Beirut in October 1983 but withheld the information from …

Christian Responsibility to Truth Herman Otten Herman Otten is a Lutheran pastor and editor-publisher of the weekly Christian News of New Haven, Missouri. This commentary is excerpted from his address at the Ninth IHR Conference. The complete text is published in the Fall 1989 Journal. While most revisionists appear to …

The Israeli Supreme Court has finally acquitted John Demjanjuk of the charge of being "Ivan the Terrible," the Treblinka guard who is said to have killed and tortured countless Jews. The acquittal is also a vindication of Pat Buchanan, who led the calls for the old Ukrainian's release. It has …

Joseph Sobran is a nationally-syndicated columnist, lecturer, author (most recently of Alias Shakespeare), and editor of the monthly newsletter Sobran's (P.O. Box 1383, Vienna, VA 22183). "Free Speech (Slightly Abridged)" is reprinted from the May 1996 issue of Sobran's, and "Double Standard" is reprinted from the April 1996 Sobran's. Free …

Joseph Sobran is a nationally-syndicated columnist, lecturer, author, and editor of the monthly newsletter Sobran's (P.O. Box 1383, Vienna, VA 22183). "Capitol Hill is 'In Our Hands'" is reprinted from the July-August 1996 issue of Capitol Hill Voice (P.O. Box One, Washington, DC 20044), a newsletter edited and published by …

Joseph Sobran is a nationally-syndicated columnist, lecturer, author, and editor of the monthly newsletter Sobran's (P.O. Box 1383, Vienna, VA 22183). This essay is reprinted from the August 1998 issue of Sobran's. Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" is the most powerful movie I've seen in years. The opening sequence, already …

Joseph Sobran is a nationally-syndicated columnist, lecturer, author, and editor of the monthly newsletter Sobran's ([... now defunct; ed.]). "Man of the Century?" is reprinted from the January 6, 2000, issue of the traditionalist Roman Catholic weekly The Wanderer (201 Ohio St., St. Paul, MN 55107). "Persecution Update" is reprinted …

Joseph Sobran is a nationally-syndicated columnist, lecturer, author, and editor of the monthly newsletter Sobran's. This essay is reprinted from the March 2000 issue of Sobran's ([...address defunct, since the author is deceased; ed.]) An important libel suit is under way in London. David Irving, the controversial British historian of …

The 'Dangerous' David Irving The historian David Irving has lost his libel suit against Deborah Lipstadt and Penguin Books. Mrs. Lipstadt had called Irving "one of the most dangerous spokesmen for Holocaust denial." In a devastating ruling, Judge Charles Gray declared Irving a "racist" and "anti-Semite" who distorts historical facts …

"Cartoon Nazis" Joseph Sobran is a lecturer, nationally-syndicated columnist and former National Review senior editor and critic-at-large. This commentary is taken from columns that originally appeared in the Dec. 23, Feb. 3, and April 7 issues of The Wanderer, a traditionalist Roman Catholic weekly. Richard Cohen of The Washington Post …

From time to time the press reports on polls measuring "anti-Semitism" in America, or recites numbers of "anti-Semitic incidents" (as defined and counted by Jewish organizations). In truth there is little active hostility to Jews in America, which is as it should be. But there is also very little public …

Joseph Sobran is a nationally-syndicated columnist, author and lecturer. He is a former senior editor of National Review, and currently Washington, DC, correspondent for The Wanderer and the Rothbard-Rockwell Report. This essay first appeared in Capitol Hill Voice, Jan.-Feb. 1994. Most Americans are taught, and assume, that we still live …

Joseph Sobran is a nationally-syndicated columnist, author and lecturer. He is a former senior editor of National Review, and currently Washington, DC, correspondent for The Wanderer and the Rothbard-Rockwell Report. He edits a monthly newsletter, Sobran's (c/o Griffin Communications, P.O. Box 565, Herndon, VA 22070). These essays first appeared in …

Joseph Sobran is a nationally-syndicated columnist, author and lecturer. He is a former senior editor of National Review, and currently Washington, DC, correspondent for The Wanderer and the Rothbard-Rockwell Report. He edits a monthly newsletter, Sobran's (... [now defunct; ed]). "Holy War" first appeared in the May 18, 1995, issue …

Beware of Ally Joseph Sobran is a nationally-syndicated columnist, author and lecturer. He is a former senior editor of National Review, and currently Washington, DC, correspondent for The Wanderer, a traditionalist Roman Catholic weekly. He edits a monthly newsletter, Sobran's ([...now defunct; ed.]). "Beware of Ally" is reprinted from the …

Pal Joey Joseph Sobran is a nationally-syndicated columnist, lecturer, author (most recently of Alias Shakespeare), and editor of the monthly newsletter Sobran's (PO Box 1383, Vienna, VA 22183). "Pal Joey" is reprinted from the August 1995 issue of Sobran's, and "The Hiss Case" from the January 1997 issue. Thanks to …

Joseph Sobran is a nationally-syndicated columnist, lecturer, author (most recently of Alias Shakespeare), and editor of the monthly newsletter Sobran's (P.O. Box 1383, Vienna, VA 22183). "Our Savaged 'Living' Constitution" is reprinted from the Jan.-Feb. 1994 issue of Capitol Hill Voice (P.O. Box One, Washington, DC 20044), a newsletter edited …

Joe Sobran is an author, lecturer and syndicated columnist. For 21 years he wrote for National Review magazine, including 18 years as a senior editor. He is editor of the monthly newsletter, Sobran’s (P.O. Box 1383, Vienna, VA 22183 [now defunct; ed.], or see www.sobran.com) “Killing Gentiles,” March 12, 2002, …

Joseph Sobran is an author, lecturer and nationally syndicated columnist. For 21 years he wrote for National Review magazine, including 18 years as a senior editor. He is editor of the monthly newsletter Sobran’s (P.O. Box 1383, Vienna, VA 22183, or see http://www.sobran.com/). This article is adapted from his address …