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.


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

District of Corruption

The Beltway Lies of the Obamacare War

The Beltway Lies of the Obamacare War

October 01, 2013

“In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a

International Affairs

Is Iran the Fourth Reich?

Is Iran the Fourth Reich?

September 24, 2013

In the fall of 1956, Nikita Khrushchev threatened to rain rockets down on

Warshington

Lindsey’s Plan for War on Iran

Lindsey’s Plan for War on Iran

September 17, 2013

This summer produced a triumph of American patriotism. A grassroots coalition

Alternative Right

America Says ‘No!’ to a Beltway War

America Says ‘No!’ to a Beltway War

September 10, 2013

Last week, hell came to the tiny Christian village of Maaloula where they still

Warshington

Congress Should Veto Obama’s War

Congress Should Veto Obama’s War

August 27, 2013

“Congress doesn’t have a whole lot of core responsibilities,” said Barack Obama

Egypt

Who Owns the Future?

Who Owns the Future?

August 20, 2013

In the near term, bet on the men with the guns. The Egyptian Army, being

International Affairs

Post v. Putin—Whose Side Are You On?

Post v. Putin—Whose Side Are You On?

August 13, 2013

The culture war has gone global. And the divisions are not only between, but

International Affairs

Do We Really Want a Cold War II?

Do We Really Want a Cold War II?

August 09, 2013

“There have been times when they slip back into Cold War thinking,” said

The Obamasphere

Obama’s Moment—A Deal With Iran!

Obama’s Moment—A Deal With Iran!

July 30, 2013

In his second term, Richard Nixon had Watergate, but also the rescue of Israel

Politics

Weiner & Spitzer—Now More Than Ever!

Weiner & Spitzer—Now More Than Ever!

July 26, 2013

“Progressivism leads inevitably to utter irrationality and eventually

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