Against Terrorism — But for What?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Following the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that France “is at war with terrorism, jihadism and radical Islamism.” This tells us what France is fighting against. But what is France fighting for in this war on terror? For terrorism is simply a tactic, and arguably the most effective […]

To Die for Charlie Hebdo?

To Die for Charlie Hebdo?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.” That maxim of Voltaire was among those most invoked by the marching millions in Sunday’s mammoth “Je Suis Charlie” rally in Paris. This week, in the spirit of Voltaire, French […]

A Triumph of Terrorism

A Triumph of Terrorism


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Western media are declaring the million-man march in Paris, where world leaders paraded down Boulevard Voltaire in solidarity with France, a victory over terrorism. Isn’t it pretty to think so. Unfortunately, the massacre at Charlie Hebdo, its military-style execution, the escape of the assassins, and their blazing end in a shootout […]

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 […]

Did We Vote for War?

Did We Vote for War?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “How do you like the Journal’s war?” So boasted the headline of William Randolph Hearst’s New York flagship that week in 1898 that the United States declared war on Spain. While Hearst’s Journal, in a circulation battle with Joe Pulitzer’s World, was a warmongering sheet, it did not start the war. […]

Can America Fight a Thirty Years’ War?

Can America Fight a Thirty Years’ War?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” With this citation from Madison, Cong. Walter Jones is calling for a debate and decision on whether America should go to war in Syria and Iraq, when Congress reconvenes […]

Remembering Nixon’s Catholic Coup: An Interview With Pat Buchanan

Remembering Nixon’s Catholic Coup: An Interview With Pat Buchanan


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By Sean Salai, S.J. – America Magazine Patrick J. Buchanan is a political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician, and broadcaster. He was a senior advisor to U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. He accompanied President Nixon to China in 1972. Later he sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1992 and 1996. In […]