Patrick J. Buchanan

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Patrick J. Buchanan was a senior advisor to presidents Nixon, Ford, and Reagan, and three times ran for president. His most recent book is Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War": How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World.


Terrorism

Terrorism & ‘The True Believer’

Terrorism & ‘The True Believer’

October 28, 2014

“A mass movement,” wrote Eric Hoffer in “The True Believer,” “appeals not to

Holy See

The Price of Papal Popularity

The Price of Papal Popularity

October 21, 2014

Normally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the

History

Goodbye, Columbus

Goodbye, Columbus

October 14, 2014

In 1492, “Columbus sailed the ocean blue” and discovered the New World. And

Warshington

Can America Fight a Thirty Years’ War?

Can America Fight a Thirty Years’ War?

October 07, 2014

“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is

International Affairs

Can Beijing Survive Hong Kong Fever?

Can Beijing Survive Hong Kong Fever?

October 03, 2014

Americans are caught up with the Ebola crisis and the Secret Service lapses in

Idiocracy

Barack Obama, Outside Agitator

Barack Obama, Outside Agitator

September 30, 2014

In his U.N. address, President Obama listed a parade of horrors afflicting our

International Affairs

What Would Braveheart Do?

What Would Braveheart Do?

September 16, 2014

No matter how the vote turns out on Thursday in Scotland, either for

International Affairs

Bluster and Bluff in the Baltic

Bluster and Bluff in the Baltic

September 09, 2014

“I say to the people of Estonia and the people of the Baltics, today we are

Culture Clash

Is Ferguson Our Future?

Is Ferguson Our Future?

August 20, 2014

“America is on trial,” said Rev. Al Sharpton from the pulpit of Greater St

International Affairs

Is ISIS ‘An Existential Threat’?

Is ISIS ‘An Existential Threat’?

August 12, 2014

U.S. air strikes since Friday have opened a corridor through which tens of

International Affairs

A GOP Ultimatum to Vlad

A GOP Ultimatum to Vlad

July 29, 2014

With the party united, the odds are now at least even that the GOP will not

Multiculturalism

The Brazil of North America

The Brazil of North America

July 18, 2014

To observe the decades-long paralysis of America’s political elite in

Politics

Impeachment, a Bridge Too Far

Impeachment, a Bridge Too Far

July 08, 2014

Increasingly, across this city, the “I” word is being heard. Impeachment is

Politics

A Populist Path to Power?

A Populist Path to Power?

June 13, 2014

“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as

International Affairs

The End of Ideology?

The End of Ideology?

April 15, 2014

On our TV talk shows and op-ed pages, and in our think tanks here, there is

Modern Weapons

The New Blacklist

The New Blacklist

April 08, 2014

“There is a gay mafia,” said Bill Maher, “if you cross them you do get

Commerce

Dr. Pangloss, Free Trader

Dr. Pangloss, Free Trader

January 24, 2014

“We’ve outsourced our manufacturing and much of our pollution, but some of it

Neocons

What Did Our Wars Win?

What Did Our Wars Win?

January 21, 2014

“He ended one war and kept us out of any other,” is the tribute paid President

International Affairs

Is Putin One of Us?

Is Putin One of Us?

December 17, 2013

Is Vladimir Putin a paleoconservative? In the culture war for mankind’s

International Affairs

Reagan Was Right on South Africa

Reagan Was Right on South Africa

December 10, 2013

“Apartheid is an affront to human rights and human dignity. Normal and friendly

History

Nixon and Kennedy: The Myths and Reality

Nixon and Kennedy: The Myths and Reality

November 19, 2013

Had there been no Dallas, there would have been no Camelot. There would have

International Affairs

A Deal With Iran—or War With Iran?

A Deal With Iran—or War With Iran?

November 12, 2013

If Bibi Netanyahu succeeds in closing down Obama’s diplomatic path to Iran,

Oy Vey!

Memo to Merkel: Tell Obama to Take a Hike

Memo to Merkel: Tell Obama to Take a Hike

November 05, 2013

Chutzpah. I believe that’s the word for it. Just days after learning the

District of Corruption

Brave New World

Brave New World

October 29, 2013

The first reports in early May of 1960 were that a U.S. weather plane, flying

GOP

Goldwater-Rockefeller Redux

Goldwater-Rockefeller Redux

October 15, 2013

“History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” Mark Twain’s insight

Political Economy

Is the Conflict Between Us Irreconcilable?

Is the Conflict Between Us Irreconcilable?

October 08, 2013

One way or another, the battle of the budget and the debt ceiling will be over

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