Sunday, February 26, 2017

When Joe Sobran Defended Himself Against Charges of Anti-Semitism

Joe Sobran (1946-2010) was very sharp. It's a shame his health wasn't half as strong as his mind.

This is fascinating 1986 interview.


Note: William F. Buckley did eventually fire Sobran in 1993. Sobran's remarkable take on the firing is here. Read it and you will come to know the last thing you want to be is like Bill Buckley.



  1. "You're called an anti-Semite, a racist, a homophobe... you know, they have all these kinds of cuss words for anyone who criticizes the lobby."

    Those cuss words have now become the standard words taught in elementary schools across the globe.

  2. "If you have taboos dominating a discussion, then you just don't have a discussion."

    You know, Sobran may just be on to something there.

  3. "We're getting more and more toward a "hammy" kind of politics."

    If only he were alive today to witness the circus.

  4. "(Bill Buckley's) conservatism is a conservatism of image, show business, public relations, stock mannerisms; big words, anfractuous grammar, repetitious Latinisms, implying a depth that isn’t there."