Bush’s Thermidor

by Patrick J. Buchanan In the calendar of the French Revolution, Thermidor was the second month of summer. On 9 Thermidor (July 27, 1794), Robespierre was guillotined and the Reign of Terror came to an end. Thermidor has thus come to mean the turning point in a revolution, when the fever passes on and the […]

Martyr of the War Party

by Patrick J. Buchanan The conviction of Scooter Libby on four counts of perjury and obstruction of justice is first of all a human tragedy. A man who served his country at the highest level, who sat in every morning at the senior staff meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, has been […]

Who Will Stop The Next War?

by Patrick J. Buchanan- American Conservative Magazine If Americans sickened by the carnage of Iraq wish to stop an even more disastrous war on Iran, they had best get cracking. For the β€œOn-to-Baghdad!” boys are back, warning us that the only way to prevent an atom bomb from being detonated in an American city is […]

Corruption in the Schools

by Patrick J. Buchanan – March 6, 2007 Fifty years ago this October, Americans were jolted by the news that Moscow, one year after drowning the Hungarian Revolution in blood, had put an 80-pound satellite into Earth orbit. In December, the U.S. Navy tried to replicate the feat. Vanguard got four feet off the ground […]

Fresh Troops – Or Fresh Thinking?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – March 2, 2007 Six years after Donald Rumsfeld agreed to a second tour of duty as secretary of defense, to rebuild the military, Chief of Staff Peter Schoomaker told Congress his Army “will break” if not relieved of the present burdens. Colin Powell says the Army is “almost broken.” This […]

Free Trade and Funny Math

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 27, 2007 To the devout libertarian, free trade is not a policy option to be debated, but a dogma to be defended. Nowhere is this truer than at that lamasery of libertarianism, the Cato Institute. But with America running the worst trade deficits in history, the monks are having […]