A Populist Path to Power?

A Populist Path to Power?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” If Thomas Jefferson’s benign reflection on Shays’ Rebellion, that uprising of farmers in 1786 and 1787, is not the first thought that comes to mind […]

Is Obama Blundering Into a Syrian Quagmire?

Is Obama Blundering Into a Syrian Quagmire?

By Patrick J. Buchanan With his address at West Point, President Obama succeeded where all his previous efforts had failed. He brought us together. Nobody seems to have liked the speech. A glance shows that the New York Times and Washington Times, the Financial Times and Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal were all […]

The Specter Haunting Europe

The Specter Haunting Europe

By Patrick J. Buchanan Memorial Day will likely bring alarmist headlines in the elite media about a populist fever raging in Europe, and manifest in the shocking returns from the elections for the European Parliament. Marine Le Pen’s National Front may run first in France, and Nigel Farage’s UK Independence Party first in Britain. What […]

Is Obama Wrong on Ukraine?

Is Obama Wrong on Ukraine?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “What Would America Fight For?” That question shouts from the cover of this week’s Economist. It is, asserts the magazine, “the question haunting its allies.” While most agree that America would fight to defend her treaty allies and to protect vital interests if imperiled, the question is raised by President Obama’s […]

The Philanthropic Superpower

The Philanthropic Superpower

By Patrick J. Buchanan If a single word could sum up the goal of Barack Obama’s Asia tour, it would be “reassurance.” Obama went to Tokyo to reassure Japan that, should China attempt to seize its Senkaku Islands, America will fight at her side. He reassured Seoul of our commitment to defend South Korea. He […]

On Treating Putin as Pariah

On Treating Putin as Pariah

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Mr. Obama is focused on isolating President Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia by cutting off its economic and political ties to the outside world … and effectively making it a pariah state.” So wrote Peter Baker in Sunday’s New York Times. Yet if history is any guide, this “pariah policy,” even if […]

Nationalism, Not NATO, Is Our Great Ally

Nationalism, Not NATO, Is Our Great Ally

By Patrick J. Buchanan With Vladimir Putin having bloodlessly annexed Crimea and hinting that his army might cross the border to protect the Russians of East Ukraine, Washington is abuzz with talk of dispatching U.S. troops to Eastern Europe. But unless we have lost our minds, we are not going to fight Russia over territory […]

NED’s Chickens Come Home to Roost

NED’s Chickens Come Home to Roost

By Patrick J. Buchanan When Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Empire an “evil empire,” the phrase reflected his conviction that while the East-West struggle was indeed a global geostrategic conflict, it had a deep moral dimension. If Americans did not see the Cold War as he did, a battle between good and evil, Reagan knew […]

The End of Ideology?

The End of Ideology?

By Patrick J. Buchanan On our TV talk shows and op-ed pages, and in our think tanks here, there is rising alarm over events abroad. And President Obama is widely blamed for the perceived decline in worldwide respect for the United States. Yet, still, one hears no clamor from Middle America for “Action This Day!” […]

Whose Side Is God on Now?

Whose Side Is God on Now?

By Patrick J. Buchanan In his Kremlin defense of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin, even before he began listing the battles where Russian blood had been shed on Crimean soil, spoke of an older deeper bond. Crimea, said Putin, “is the location of ancient Khersones, where Prince Vladimir was baptized. His spiritual feat of […]