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.


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,

History

The Truth About Munich

The Truth About Munich

Jun 03 2008

When President Bush, before the Knesset, used the word "€œappeasement"€ to label those who would negotiate with Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he invoked the most powerful

Politics

Is Bush Becoming Irrelevant?

Is Bush Becoming Irrelevant?

May 30 2008

After losing both houses of Congress in the 1994 election, Bill Clinton expostulated: The president of the United States is not irrelevant! On learning his

History

How the West Lost the World

How the West Lost the World

May 27 2008

Had Britain not declared war on Aug. 4 and brought in Japan, Italy and the United States, the war would have ended far sooner. Leninism

Uncategorized

Man of the Century

Man of the Century

May 26 2008

As the twentieth century ended, a debate ensued over who had been its greatest man. The Weekly Standard nominee was Churchill. Not only was he

Culture

Post-Christian America

Post-Christian America

May 23 2008

To say two men who live together and engage in sex can be married renders the idea and ideal of marriage meaningless. The court may