Why the War Party May Fail

By Patrick J. Buchanan – October 16, 2001 Nov. 13 was a good day for America and a great day for George W. Bush. Kabul fell, the Taliban were suddenly on the run, and the president’s men and U.S. armed forces seemed to have engineered a brilliant victory without the loss of a single American […]

Whose War Is This?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 28, 2001 In his resolve to hunt down and kill the Osama bin Laden terrorists he says committed the Sept. 11 massacres, President Bush has behind him a nation more unified than it has been since Pearl Harbor. But now Bush has been put on notice that this war […]

U.S. Pays the High Price of Empire

By Patrick J. Buchanan – September 20, 2001 As the twin towers of the World Trade Center came down in flames, taking 5,000 Americans with them, an unserious era in U.S. history came to an end. “All is changed, changed utterly,” wrote poet W.B. Yeats. President Bush has now received full authority to wage war […]

Pat Buchanan Answers Questions on Foreign Policy

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 16, 1999 Center for Strategic and International Studies Washington, DC Are sanctions ever justified? I’ve told folks I was out at the “battle of Seattle” for four or five days disguised as a sea turtle. And after it was over, I went down to Portland for a gathering there, […]

Toward a More Moral Foreign Policy

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 16, 1999 Center for Strategic and International Studies Washington, DC After seven years, this administration has yet to find the right formula for dealing with what we now call “the rogue nations.” Five years of bribes to North Korea seem only to have whetted the hermit kingdom’s appetite for […]

A New Americanism

by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 22, 1999 The Cato Institute – Washington, DC Last month, the Senate rejected the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The U.S. nuclear arsenal that had deterred Stalin’s empire, the Senate said, must be regularly tested for reliability and to reduce the destructive power of these awesome and awful weapons. The […]

The New Patriotism

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 11, 1999 Falls Church, Virginia Good morning. Today, I am ending my lifelong membership in the Republican Party, and my campaign for its nomination; and I am declaring my intention to seek the nomination of the Reform Party for the presidency of the United States. This decision was not […]

An Unnecessary War?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 11, 1999 The Washington Post In A Republic, Not An Empire, I take many controversial stands: Indicting Jefferson for naval disarmament, defending Polk’s war with Mexico, decrying U.S. annexation of the Philippines, and supporting Harding’s Washington naval treaty. But all has been trampled under by the hysterical reaction to […]

A Family Farm Bill Of Rights

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 9, 1999 The Principle Group – Des Moines, Iowa For many Americans, these are the best of times. Unemployment and interest rates are low, prices are stable, and on Wall Street the bulls have been running wild. But not everyone is marching in the great parade of American prosperity. […]

Let America Have a True Choice

Patrick J. Buchanan – June 1, 1999 Full Transcript – Including Question and Answer Session NATIONAL PRESS CLUB – WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL PRESS CLUB LUNCHEON SPEAKER: PATRICK J. BUCHANAN – REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MODERATOR: LARRY LIPMAN – NATIONAL PRESS CLUB PRESIDENT MR. LIPMAN: Good afternoon. Welcome to the National Press Club. My name is Larry […]