Military Tribunals – A Wartime Necessity

By Patrick J. Buchanan – November 30, 2001 When Leon Czolgosz shot President William McKinley in 1901, he was tried before a civilian court, as was Giuseppe Zangara, the would-be assassin of President-elect Franklin Roosevelt in 1933. When John Hinckley Jr. shot President Reagan in 1981, he, too, was tried before a civilian court. But […]

Is America Ashamed of Its Christian Past?

By Patrick J. Buchanan – November 27, 2001 Five days after declaring war on terrorism, the president urged Americans to be patient: “This crusade … is going to take awhile.” Immediately, the cry arose, “How could he be so cruelly insensitive!” Bush was scourged and admonished that he had insulted the Islamic world. Did he […]

Bring Russia In From the Cold

By Patrick J. Buchanan – November 13, 2001 As President Bush hosts President Putin at his Texas ranch, Russia seems but a shadow of what she was only yesterday. Since the Reagan-Gorbachev summit at Reykjavik, Iceland, Russia has lost a worldwide empire stretching from Cuba to Cam Ranh Bay, including all of Eastern Europe. Lithuania, […]

Let the Ashcroft Raids Begin

By Patrick J. Buchanan – November 10, 2001 In 1919, with President Wilson felled by a stroke, anarchists detonated a bomb outside the home of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer. For the anarchists, not a wise move. On January 2, 1920 there began what historians call “the Palmer Raids.” U.S. agents swooped down on immigrant […]

Will Free Trade Ruin America, Too?

By Patrick J. Buchanan – November 6, 2001 In “The Collapse of British Power,” historian Corelli Barnett savages the men and dogmas that brought his nation down. In 1914, he writes, Britons believed theirs was the most powerful, productive, self-sufficient nation on earth. But already the rot was deep, as a free-trade cancer had eaten […]

Architects of American Vulnerability

By Patrick J. Buchanan – November 2, 2001 “The lamps are going out all over Europe. They will not be lit again in our lifetimes,” said Sir Edward Grey, as he watched the lamps being lit in St. James Park, the evening of August 3, 1914. At noon, the foreign minister had persuaded Parliament that […]