Patrick J. Buchanan

Patrick J. Buchanan

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.


The Conventions

Distant Drums at Sarah’s Party

Distant Drums at Sarah’s Party

Sep 05 2008

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The American Right has just died and gone to heaven. Wednesday night’s convention address by Sarah Palin here in St. Paul has confirmed

Manhunt

Jonny’s Got a New Girl

Jonny’s Got a New Girl

Sep 02 2008

The risk John McCain took last Friday is comparable to the 72-year-old ex-fighter pilot knocking back two shots and flying his F-16 under the Golden

Manhunt

What if Obama Loses?

What if Obama Loses?

Aug 29 2008

DENVER—After the phony roll call vote was taken here to formally nominate Barack Obama—a roll call that did not remotely reflect the true delegate strength

Strategy

Pushing Putin into the Cold

Pushing Putin into the Cold

Aug 26 2008

A year after taking power, in June 1934, Adolf Hitler made his first visit abroad—to his idol Benito Mussolini in Venice. Babbling on incessantly about

Home Front

None Dare Call It Treason

None Dare Call It Treason

Aug 22 2008

Who is Randy Scheunemann? He is the principal foreign policy adviser to John McCain and potential successor to Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski as national

Strategy

Who Started Cold War II

Who Started Cold War II

Aug 18 2008

The American people should be eternally grateful to Old Europe for having spiked the Bush-McCain plan to bring Georgia into NATO. Had Georgia been in

Foreign Policy

Bear-Baiting Blowback

Bear-Baiting Blowback

Aug 15 2008

Mikheil Saakashvili’s decision to use the opening of the Olympic Games to cover Georgia’s invasion of its breakaway province of South Ossetia must rank in

Manhunt

A Catholic Case Against Barack Obama

A Catholic Case Against Barack Obama

Aug 12 2008

In the Pennsylvania primary, Barack Obama rolled up more than 90 percent of the African-American vote. Among Catholics, he lost by 40 points. The cool

World

Does the Future Belong to China?

Does the Future Belong to China?

Aug 08 2008

In his 1937 “Great Contemporaries,” Winston Churchill wrote, “Whatever else may be thought about (Hitler’s) exploits, they are among the most remarkable in the whole

Manhunt

Mr. Obama, Welcome to the NFL

Mr. Obama, Welcome to the NFL

Aug 05 2008

Barack Obama just had the worst week since his beloved pastor, Jeremiah Wright, decided to expatiate on black liberation theology at the National Press Club.

Culture

Whitey Need Not Apply

Whitey Need Not Apply

Aug 01 2008

“Will race be an issue in this campaign?”             Hearing the cable talk-show host solemnly pose the question, I could not suppress

Foreign Policy

Obama’s War

Obama’s War

Jul 29 2008

“We have to be as careful getting out as we were careless getting in,” says Barack Obama of the U.S. war in Iraq. Wise counsel.

Foreign Policy

Exit Strategies

Exit Strategies

Jul 25 2008

As any military historian will testify, among the most difficult of maneuvers is the strategic retreat. Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow, Lee’s retreat to Appomattox and

Manhunt

McCain’s Base

McCain’s Base

Jul 22 2008

“You go hunting where the ducks are,” said Barry Goldwater. The successor to Barry’s Senate seat apparently believes that ducks come from Mexico and speak

Obamania

America’s First Affirmative Action Candidate

America’s First Affirmative Action Candidate

Jul 18 2008

To watch the contortions over that New Yorker cover cartoon of the Obamas is to understand whom it is impermissible to offend in the America

Foreign Policy

A Phony Crisis”€”and a Real One

A Phony Crisis”€”and a Real One

Jul 15 2008

Last week, the front pages of the world press blossomed with photos of four Iranian rockets, fired in salvo, heading skyward. The image was powerful,

Foreign Policy

No More Blank Checks for War

No More Blank Checks for War

Jul 10 2008

After the assassination of the archduke in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, Austria got from Kaiser Wilhelm a “blank cheque” to punish Serbia. Germany would

Manhunt

Who Is Barack Obama?

Who Is Barack Obama?

Jul 07 2008

With 68 percent of Americans believing George Bush has done a poor job, and 82 percent saying the country is on the wrong track, the

Culture

Loss of Independence

Loss of Independence

Jul 04 2008

Not until a year after Lexington did the Continental Congress muster the resolve to declare the 13 colonies free and independent states, no longer subject

Culture

The New Wars of Religion

The New Wars of Religion

Jul 01 2008

Last week’s clash between Dr. James Dobson and Barack Obama is but the latest skirmish in a war that dates back to the time of

World

Who’s Planning Our Next War?

Who’s Planning Our Next War?

Jun 27 2008

Of the Axis-of-Evil nations named in his State of the Union in 2002, President Bush has often said, “The United States will not permit the

History

Hitchens’s Trotskyite Morality

Hitchens’s Trotskyite Morality

Jun 23 2008

Did Hitler’s crimes justify the Allies’ terror-bombing of Germany? Indeed they did, answers Christopher Hitchens in his Newsweek response to my new book, Churchill, Hitler

History

Was the Holocaust Inevitable?

Was the Holocaust Inevitable?

Jun 19 2008

“What Would Winston Do?” So asks Newsweek‘s cover, which features a full-length photo of the prime minister his people voted the greatest Briton of them

Culture

Gag Order

Gag Order

Jun 16 2008

Freedom of the press is on trial in Canada. The trial is before a court with the Orwellian title of the British Columbia Human Rights

History

The “€œGood War”€ and the Terrible Peace

The “€œGood War”€ and the Terrible Peace

Jun 13 2008

In attacking my book Churchill, Hitler and ‘The Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World, Victor Davis Hanson, the

Manhunt

The Personal is the Political

The Personal is the Political

Jun 09 2008

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. ... I mean, that’s a storybook,