Mr. Lincoln’s War: An Irrepressible Conflict?


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by Patrick J. Buchanan This article first appeared in the October 1997 issue of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. It was adapted from a book manuscript. [T]he contest is really for empire on the side of the North, and for independence on that of the South, and in this respect we recognize an exact […]

Obama and the Great Game


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By Patrick J. Buchanan The day before Richard Holbrooke arrived in Kabul, eight suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Justice and Education ministries, killing 26 and wounding 57. Kabul was paralyzed, as the Taliban displayed an ability to wreak havoc within a hundred yards of the presidential palace. The assault came as President Obama is […]

‘Buy American’ — or Bye-Bye America


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “British jobs for British workers!” thundered Gordon Brown, as he emerged from the shadow of Tony Blair to become prime minister. His populist sloganeering has now come back to bite him. Across Britain, thousands laid down tools in wildcat strikes in solidarity with a walkout from a French-owned oil refinery in […]

The Distemper of the Times


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By Patrick J. Buchanan With reports circulating of its imminent demise, The New York Times announced in January that it had found a white knight. Sort of. For the knight in question, who already owns 6 percent of the sinking Times and was investing $250 million in notes carrying 14 percent interest, was Carlos Slim. […]

Democrats’ New Deal: This is It?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” sayeth Rahm. Opportunistic and cynical, yes. But also savvy political counsel that transformational presidents have always followed. FDR exploited the Depression to launch his New Deal, bring an end to a Republican hegemony of seven decades and make Democrats the majority […]

Globalism vs. Ethnonationalism


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Standing before the Siegessaule, the Victory Column that commemorates Prussia’s triumphs over Denmark, Austria and France in the wars that birthed the Second Reich, Barack Obama declared himself a “citizen of the world” and spoke of “a world that stands as one.” Globalists rejoiced. And the election of this son of […]

A Bibi-Barack Collision?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “Where there is no solution, there is no problem,” geostrategist James Burnham once wryly observed. Ex-Sen. George Mitchell, the latest U.S. negotiator to take up the Palestine portfolio, may discover what it was that Burnham meant. For Israel’s three-week war on Gaza, where Palestinians died at a rate of 100 to […]