The Rise of Putinism

The Rise of Putinism


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “Abe tightens grip on power as Japanese shun election.” So ran the page one headline of the Financial Times on the victory of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Sunday’s elections. Abe is the most nationalistic leader of postwar Japan. He is rebooting nuclear power, building up Japan’s military, asserting her rights […]

Is Europe Cracking Up?

Is Europe Cracking Up?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan A week ago, in the St. George’s Hall in the Kremlin, Russia’s elite cheered and wept as Vladimir Putin announced the re-annexation of Crimea. Seven in 10 Russians approve of Putin’s rule. In Crimea, the Russian majority has not ceased celebrating. The re-conquest nears completion. In Eastern Ukraine, Russians have now […]

Why God Created the GOP

Why God Created the GOP


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “God put the Republican Party on earth to cut taxes. If they don’t do that, they have no useful function.” Columnist Robert Novak was speaking of the party that embraced the revolution of Ronald Reagan, who had hung a portrait of Calvin Coolidge in his Cabinet Room and set about cutting […]

Is This the End of ‘One Europe’?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan How Europe‘s crisis resolves itself as yet remains unknown. But with Sunday’s returns from France and Greece, the mega-trends on the Old Continent are unmistakable. And for the European Union, they are ominous. Nationalism — be it economic nationalism or ethnic nationalism — is ascendant. Transnationalism and multiculturalism are in headlong […]

Is Europe Sailing on the Titanic?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan U.S. growth in the first quarter fell to 2.2 percent, a disappointment. But in Europe, that news would have caused general rejoicing. For consider the gathering crisis on the old continent. With negative growth now for six months, Britain has fallen back into recession. “I don’t think we’re anywhere near halfway […]

As France Goes, so Goes Europe?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan When survival is at stake, one may hear from a politician not what he believes — but what he thinks the people deciding his fate wish to hear. By that standard, what do the people of France, in the final weeks of their presidential election, wish to hear from their candidates? […]

Toulouse: The Dark Side of Diversity


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By Patrick J. Buchanan As an act of pure evil it was difficult to match. After dragging the 8-year-old by her hair across a schoolyard, the killer put a 9 mm pistol to the girl’s head and pulled the trigger. The gun jammed. So he took out a Colt .45 and finished her. She was […]

The Glaring Inequality of Obamaville


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Rising inequality “is the defining issue of our time,” said President Obama in his Osawatomie speech that echoed the “New Nationalism” address Theodore Roosevelt delivered in that same Kansas town a century ago. In the last two decades, the average income of the top 1 percent in the U.S. has grown […]

The Fire This Time


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “You’ve damaged your own race,” said Mayor Michael Nutter to the black youths of Philadelphia whose flash mobs have been beating and robbing shoppers in the fashionable district of downtown. “Take those God-darn hoodies down,” the mayor went on in his blistering lecture. “Pull your pants up and buy a belt, […]

Obama’s Dilemma — and Ours


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Seventy-one years ago this spring, after the German army had broken through the French lines, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill flew to France to consult his embattled allies on how to stop the advance. “Where is the strategic reserve?” Churchill urgently asked the French commander in chief, Gen. Maurice Gamelin, and […]

Obama in a Dream World


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By Patrick J. Buchanan At the G-8 summit in Deauville, France, the news was dramatic, delivered by Nicolas Sarkozy of France and Barack Obama. To sustain the Arab Spring, America, Europe and Japan will provide $40 billion in fresh foreign aid for Arab nations that take the democratic path. The $40 billion breaks down thus: […]