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.


History

An Amicus Brief for Neville

An Amicus Brief for Neville

Sep 30 2008

On Sept. 30, 1938, 70 years ago, Neville Chamberlain visited Adolf Hitler’s apartment in Munich, got his signature on a three-sentence declaration and flew home

Political Economy

Day of Reckoning

Day of Reckoning

Sep 26 2008

How did the United States of America, the richest nation on earth, whose economy represents 30 percent of the Global Economy, arrive at the precipice

Economy

Amnesty for the Stupid

Amnesty for the Stupid

Sep 23 2008

Is it fair that businessmen who fail in neighborhood stores have to close shop and often sell their homes, while Wall Street titans are spared

Economy

The Party’s Over

The Party’s Over

Sep 19 2008

The Crash of 2008, which is now wiping out trillions of dollars of our people’s wealth, is, like the Crash of 1929, likely to mark

Manhunt

The Neocons”€™ Palin Project

The Neocons”€™ Palin Project

Sep 16 2008

Will the neocons who tutored George W. Bush in the ideology he pursued to the ruin of his presidency do the same for Sarah Palin?

Manhunt

Last Chance for Life

Last Chance for Life

Sep 12 2008

Near the end of a town hall meeting in Johnstown, Pa., a woman arose to offer a passionate plea to Barack Obama to “stop these

Manhunt

One of Us vs. One of Them

One of Us vs. One of Them

Sep 09 2008

One wonders: What did Sarah Palin ever do to inspire the rage and bile that exploded on her selection by John McCain? What is there

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