Judgment Day Coming – For the Neocons

“What are the elements of Bushite neoconservatism? First, an interventionist foreign policy, using U.S. power to impose democracy and “end tyranny on this earth.” Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon are the laboratories and proving ground. Second, “Big Government Conservatism,” as seen in the deficits, the dearth of vetoes, soaring social spending in wartime, the bulking up […]

Pius XII and John Paul II

by Patrick J. Buchanan Now that the mourning for John Paul II has ended and he has been laid to rest in St. Peter’s, it is time to consider the state of the church he led for 27 years. For, despite his extraordinary life, his holiness and his critical role in bringing an end to […]

Congress’ Vacation From Duty

by Patrick J. Buchanan To see members of Congress smiling behind President Bush, as he signed the “fast track” law by which Capitol Hill surrenders all rights to amend trade treaties, is to understand the new realities of power in this city. We have a Congress that recoils from responsibility. The great congresses of Webster, […]

The Abolition of Christmas

By Patrick J. Buchanan – December 21, 2001 When I was a boy, Kensington was a village half an hour north of Chevy Chase Circle where, inside an ice-cold armory, Catholic kids practiced basketball. Montgomery County was a bedroom suburb of D.C. Nothing beyond existed, except for the Rockville drive-in. This fall, both precincts became […]

Free Trade: Pied Piper of Global Government

By Patrick J. Buchanan “John M. Culbertson, an economist known for mounting an articulate defense of protectionist economic policy long after the tenets of free trade were de rigueur among his colleagues, died on Sunday, in Madison, Wis. He was 80.” So read Sunday’s obit in The New York Times, which went on to quote […]

Food Terror and Fast Track

By Patrick J. Buchanan To make the Islamic world hate America, the Taliban may poison food packages the U.S. air-drops to Afghan children. So the Pentagon warned last week. After anthrax, food terror may be the next weapon unleashed. Congress is worried. But if food terror comes to America, it will not be the first […]

Remedial Economic Nationalism 101

By Patrick J. Buchanan Letter to The Wall Street Journal Reading the five letters to the Editor (May 18) deployed to counter my lonely missive (May 12) celebrating the Protectionist Era (1865-1913) and rebutting the Smoot-Hawley myth, I am persuaded that remedial history should be a required course for all economists. Prof. Kent Jones writes […]

Return of American Nationalism

by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 17, 1997 Scoff if you will at the claim, but I believe this fall may rank in historic significance in our time second only to the fall of 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down. Ridiculous, absurd, you say. Well, consider the three signal political events that marked this […]