Will Tribalism Trump Democracy?

Will Tribalism Trump Democracy?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan On July 19, the Knesset voted to change the nation’s Basic Law. Israel was declared to be, now and forever, the nation-state and national home of the Jewish people. Hebrew is to be the state language. Angry reactions, not only among Israeli Arabs and Jews, came swift. Allan Brownfeld of the […]

Why the Authoritarian Right Is Rising

Why the Authoritarian Right Is Rising


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By Patrick J. Buchanan A fortnight ago, Viktor Orban and his Fidesz Party won enough seats in the Hungarian parliament to rewrite his country’s constitution. To progressives across the West, this was disturbing news. For the bete noire of Orban’s campaign was uber-globalist George Soros. And Orban’s commitments were to halt any further surrenders of […]

Globalists & Nationalists: Who Owns the Future?

Globalists & Nationalists: Who Owns the Future?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Robert Bartley, the late editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal, was a free trade zealot who for decades championed a five-word amendment to the Constitution: “There shall be open borders.” Bartley accepted what the erasure of America’s borders and an endless influx or foreign peoples and goods would mean […]

Trump: In Immigration Debate, Race Matters


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By Patrick J. Buchanan President Trump “said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist. … I cannot believe … any president has ever spoken the words that I … heard our president speak yesterday.” So wailed Sen. Dick Durbin after departing the White House. And what caused the minority leader to almost faint dead away? […]

What Is America’s Mission Now?

What Is America’s Mission Now?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Informing Iran, “The U.S. is watching what you do,” Amb. Nikki Haley called an emergency meeting Friday of the Security Council regarding the riots in Iran. The session left her and us looking ridiculous. France’s ambassador tutored Haley that how nations deal with internal disorders is not the council’s concern. Russia’s […]

Trump — American Gaullist

Trump — American Gaullist


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By Patrick J. Buchanan If a U.S. president calls an adversary “Rocket Man … on a mission to suicide,” and warns his nation may be “totally destroyed,” other ideas in his speech will tend to get lost. Which is unfortunate. For buried in Donald Trump’s address is a clarion call to reject transnationalism and to […]

Alone Perhaps, But Is Trump Right?

Alone Perhaps, But Is Trump Right?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan At the G-20 in Hamburg, it is said, President Trump was isolated, without support from the other G-20 members, especially on climate change and trade. Perhaps so. But the crucial question is not whether Trump is alone, but whether he is right. Has Trump read the crisis of the West correctly? […]

The Forever War?

The Forever War?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan On May 22, Salman Abedi, 22, waiting at the entrance of the Arianna Grande pop concert in Manchester, blew himself up, killing almost two dozen people, among them parents waiting to pick up their children. Saturday, three Islamic terrorists committed “suicide-by-cop,” using a van to run down pedestrians on London Bridge, […]

Is Macron the EU’s Last Best Hope?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan For the French establishment, Sunday’s presidential election came close to a near-death experience. As the Duke of Wellington said of Waterloo, it was a “damn near-run thing.” Neither candidate of the two major parties that have ruled France since Charles De Gaulle even made it into the runoff, an astonishing repudiation […]

Is Putin the ‘Preeminent Statesman’ of Our Times?

Is Putin the ‘Preeminent Statesman’ of Our Times?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “If we were to use traditional measures for understanding leaders, which involve the defense of borders and national flourishing, Putin would count as the preeminent statesman of our time. “On the world stage, who could vie with him?” So asks Chris Caldwell of the Weekly Standard in a remarkable essay in […]

Can Trump and Putin Avert Cold War II?

Can Trump and Putin Avert Cold War II?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In retaliation for the hacking of John Podesta and the DNC, Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats and ordered closure of their country houses on Long Island and Maryland’s Eastern shore. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that 35 U.S. diplomats would be expelled. But Vladimir Putin stepped in, declined to retaliate […]