Joseph Sobran’s Pensees of 1985
During my ten-year sentence (subsequently reversed and negotiated to six years), William Buckley’s National Review was a regular main meal in literary fare. A highlight in that publication was Sobran’s essay, “Pensees,” which appeared in December, 1985. (By no means is the assumption of the Renaissance writer’s title a presumption.) Having a “job” in the library, I was able type the excerpts that I copied into a notebook from various readings during my “free time” back at my cell block. The excerpted sections from that essay are scanned and posted here. The errors in type are due to defections in both the prison library’s typewriter and the typist.