For five decades, Judge Robert Bork (1927–2012) was the legal and moral conscience of America, reminding us of our founding principles and their cultural foundation. The scourge of liberal ideologues both before and after Ronald Reagan nominated him for the Supreme Court in 1987, Bork unwaveringly exposed—and explained—the hypocrisy and dereliction of duty endemic among our nationr’s elites, the politicization and adversary activism of our courts, and the consequent degradation of American society.
A Time to Speak gathers together Judge Bork’s most important and prophetic writings. Featuring a foreword and commentary by Judge Bork, this volume includes more than sixty vintage Bork contributions on topics ranging from President Nixon to St. Thomas More, from abortion to antitrust policy, from civil liberties to natural law. It also includes several of his judicial opinions and transcribed oral arguments. A Time to Speak is an indispensable book for all who have harkened to the truths spoken so forthrightly, in season and out, by this great American original.
What They're Saying...
"The rare [mind] capable of making the complex equally accessible to the expert and the layman . . . A Time to Speak reminds us, yet again, that Robert Bork has been this nation's most eloquent and compelling Cassandra.”
— The New Criterion
"A Time to Speak is essential reading for anyone intersted in the full range of Bork's thought."
— Claremont Review of Books
"Bork has done the reading public the great favor of putting together a collection of his selected writings and arguments. The result is a delight."
— City Journal
"Particularly accessible to nonspecialists . . . [A] rewarding collection . . . Absorbing . . . No one has written with greater trenchancy, learning, and eloquence than Robert Bork on the menace of a judiciary that makes it up."
— The Weekly Standard
"Readers looking for material on conservative points of view are unlikely to find more literate and rigorous exposition than appears in this volume . . . Sophisticated, tightly reasoned, and elegant.”
— Washington Times