Are the Senkakus Worth a War?

Are the Senkakus Worth a War?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “The U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty of 1960 obligates the United States to treat any armed attack against any territories under the administration of Japan as dangerous to [America’s] own peace and safety. This would cover such islets as the Senkakus also claimed by Beijing.” So this author wrote 15 years ago […]

Has the Asian Tiger Gone Tiger?

Has the Asian Tiger Gone Tiger?

By Patrick J. Buchanan When Montecore, one of two white tigers in the Las Vegas act of Siegfried and Roy, turned and almost killed Roy on stage, the reaction was that the tame and complacent beast had gone berserk. Comedian Chris Rock was nearer the mark: “That tiger ain’t go crazy; that tiger went tiger.” […]

Let Obama Play the Iran Hand

Let Obama Play the Iran Hand

By Patrick J. Buchanan When, after the massacres at Newtown and the Washington Navy Yard, Republicans refused to outlaw the AR-15 rifle or require background checks for gun purchasers, we were told the party had committed suicide by defying 90 percent of the nation. When Republicans rejected amnesty and a path to citizenship for illegal […]

Time to Stop Feeding the Tiger?

Time to Stop Feeding the Tiger?

By Patrick J. Buchanan As America grew in the 1800s from a republic of a few millions, whose frontier stopped at the Mississippi, into a world power, there were constant collisions with the world’s greatest empire. In 1812, we declared war on Britain, tried to invade Canada and got our Capitol burned. In 1818, Andrew […]

Is War With North Korea Inevitable?

Is War With North Korea Inevitable?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “If you see 10 troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you,” said Calvin Coolidge, who ever counseled patience over the rash response. Unfortunately, the troubles presented by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un seem unlikely to run into a […]

Has the Bell Begun to Toll for China?

Has the Bell Begun to Toll for China?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and convictions wavered,” China’s new leader, Xi Jinping, told a closed meeting of party elite in Guangdong province. “Finally all it took was one quiet word from Gorbachev to declare the […]

Who Killed the Middle Class?

Who Killed the Middle Class?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “It is our generation’s task, then, to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth — a rising, thriving middle class.” So said Barack Obama in his State of the Union. And for one of his ideas to reignite that engine, Republicans applauded. “And tonight, I am announcing that we will […]

Why Are We Still on the DMZ?

Why Are We Still on the DMZ?

By Patrick J. Buchanan North Korea has just pulled off an impressive dual feat — the successful test both of an intercontinental ballistic missile and an atom bomb in the 6-kiloton range. Pyongyang’s ruler, 30-year-old Kim Jong Un, said the tests are aimed at the United States. So it would seem. One does not build […]

The Republican Obsession

The Republican Obsession

By Patrick J. Buchanan If last week’s hearing for Chuck Hagel raised questions about his capacity to be secretary of defense, the show trial conducted by his inquisitors on the tribunal raised questions about the GOP. Is the Republican Party, as currently constituted, even capable of conducting a foreign policy befitting a world power? Or […]

Christmas in an Anti-Christian Age

Christmas in an Anti-Christian Age

By Patrick J. Buchanan For two millennia, the birth of Christ has been seen as the greatest event in world history. The moment Jesus was born in a stable in Bethlehem, God became man, and eternal salvation became possible. This date has been the separation point of mankind’s time on earth, with B.C. designating the […]