Joe Sobrans website, though no longer active, is still archived on the Internet. While some of the features on that website are no longer available (e.g., getting text versions of the columns mailed to the reader) and some of the button links no longer work, the essays and columns he wrote for it are all still available.
What are not always still available, however, are many of the essays that were listed as being hosted on other sites. For various reasons, the sites no longer exist or have been reorganized and the corresponding links on sobran.com are now broken. It is the purpose of this page to find those essays and list them here with links that work.
I will also be on the lookout for essays or columns that were never published or listed on the website.
I should mention that I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the text on any websites except for those that appear on sobran.com or this one. I am confident, however, that if you find infelicities of grammar or sentence structure, they are errors that crept into the publishing process. They are not Joes. Moreover, the dates shown below are the dates given by the site on which the article appears; many of them are certainly wrong, but they indicate that the article was published before that date.
Also included are three specialty collections.
The centerpiece of this collection is (finally!) a carefully proofread edition of Pensées, a long essay that appeared in the 30th anniversary issue of National Review and which is otherwise available on the Internet only in incomplete texts and on subscriber-based sites.
With the exception of Alias Shakespeare (in the blue border and available from amazon.com), Joe's books and booklets are available from the Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation.
A guide to the columns on the Sobran website and to the text editions of Joes monthly newsletter, SOBRANS: The Real News of the Month, is available
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Recovering Sobran was last updated January 21, 2018
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