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 […]

Food Terror and Fast Track

By Patrick J. Buchanan – October 30, 2001 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 […]

Tracking Down the Enemy Within

By Patrick J. Buchanan – October 26, 2001 In June 13, 1942, eight trained saboteurs paddled ashore on rafts from Nazi submarines in Florida and Long Island. Carrying fake IDs, explosives and $175,000 in cash, Hitler’s agents had come on a mission: Blend into American society and blow up U.S. factories. On Long Island, four […]

‘On-to-Baghdad!’ or ‘Stop at Kabul!’?

By Patrick J. Buchanan – October 23, 2001 Neither the Taliban, nor al-Qaida, nor bin Laden is in the bag yet, but the war drums have already begun beating for phase II. If the war hawks have their way, Iraq is next on the target list. Three weeks ago, President Bush was warned in an […]

No More Undeclared Wars

By Patrick J. Buchanan – October 23, 2001 FDR “lied us into war because he did not have the political courage to lead us into it,” Rep. Clare Luce blurted out in 1944. The target of Luce’s accusation was a president who by then had entered the pantheon alongside Lincoln and Washington. FDR’s courtiers savaged […]

Mideast Peace an Illusion?

By Patrick J. Buchanan – October 20, 2001 “Israel controls the Senate,” said J. William Fulbright, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, in 1973. “We should be more concerned about the United States’ interests.” That nothing has changed was evident this weekend. Secretary of State Powell received a letter, instigated by the Israeli lobby and […]

End of an Unserious Decade

By Patrick J. Buchanan – October 19, 2001 In September, 1929, “the Roaring Twenties,” “the Era of Wonderful Nonsense,” of sex, booze, and jazz, ended with the stock market crash that began the Great Depression. There followed the “low dishonest decade” of poet W.H. Auden’s depiction, as Western statesmen sought to appease their way to […]