How Obama Won — and May Win

by Patrick J. Buchanan “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. … I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” Thus did Joe Biden famously describe his rival for the nomination, Barack Obama, to the The New York Observer, a year ago. Biden, however, thought […]

Bush’s Black List

by Patrick J. Buchanan The American Conservative Magazine On reading George W. Bush’s discourse to the New York Economic Club last week, Cicero’s insight came to mind: “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.” With the Iraq War entering its sixth year, the dollar sinking to […]

Munich, 1938

by Patrick J. Buchanan When President Bush, before the Knesset, used the word “appeasement” to label those who would negotiate with Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he invoked the most powerful analogy in any debate over war and peace. No man wishes to be regarded as an “appeaser.” But, as this writer has discovered since my book […]

Is Bush Becoming Irrelevant?

by Patrick J. Buchanan After losing both houses of Congress in the 1994 election, Bill Clinton expostulated: The president of the United States is not irrelevant! On learning his trusted aide from Texas Scott McClellan has denounced as an “unnecessary war” the same Iraq war McClellan defended from the White House podium, George Bush must […]

How the West Lost the World

by Patrick J. Buchanan Europe, the Mother Continent of Western Man, is today aging and dying, unable to sustain the birth rates needed to keep her alive, or to resist conquest by an immigrant invasion from the Third World. What happened to the nations that only a century ago ruled the world? In “Churchill, Hitler […]

Post-Christian America

by Patrick J. Buchanan “A Victory for Equality and Justice,” blared the headline above the editorial. “Momentous,” “historic,” “a major victory for civil rights,” “a scrupulously fair ruling based on law, precedents and common sense.” This was the ecstatic reaction of The New York Times to the California Supreme Court’s declaration that homosexuals have a […]