Is Belgium Breaking Up?

by Patrick J. Buchanan All politics are local, said “Tip” O’Neill. Not so. It is more true to say that all politics are tribal. For the 1991 prediction of Arthur Schlesinger – “Ethnic and racial conflict, it now seems evident, will soon replace the conflict of ideologies as the explosive issue of our time” – […]

Infantile Nation

by Patrick J. Buchanan Does this generation possess the gravitas to lead the world? Considering the hysteria that greeted the request of Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to lay a wreath at Ground Zero, the answer is no. What is it about this tiny man that induces such irrationality? Answer: He is president of a nation that […]

Is Terrorism Really a Mortal Threat?

by Patrick J. Buchanan It may have been politically incorrect to publish the thoughts on the sixth anniversary of 9/11, but what Colin Powell had to say to GQ magazine needs to be heard. Terrorism, said Powell, is not a mortal threat to America. “What is the greatest threat facing us now?” Powell asked. “People […]

The Decline of the Anglos

by Patrick J. Buchanan In Russia’s Ulanovsk region, Sept. 12 is Conception Day. Workers are given the day off and encouraged to go home and do their best to conceive a new Russian. The hope is to have a bumper crop of babies on Russia’s national holiday, nine months off. Conception Day has occasioned much […]

Stopping the Next War

by Patrick J. Buchanan President Bush has won the Battle of September. When he turns over the presidency on Jan. 20, 2009, there will likely be as many U.S. troops in Iraq as there were when Congress was elected to bring them home in November 2006. That is the meaning of Gen. Petraeus’ recommendation, adopted […]

Retreat of the Antiwar Democrats

By Patrick J. Buchanan In November 2006, Republicans were voted out of power in the Congress and Democrats installed to bring an end to U.S. involvement in the war in Iraq. The war had been going on as long as America’s war on Nazi Germany. No end was in sight. U.S. casualties and costs were […]

Can We Win the Ideological War?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – The American Conservative Asked during World War II why the British continued to fight so ferociously, Churchill is said to have snorted, If we stop, youll find out. The question arises in the war on terror: we know who the main enemy is, al-Qaeda, the men and movement responsible for […]

Buenas Noches, America

by Patrick J. Buchanan “Mexico does not end at its borders. … Where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico.” That astonishing claim by Mexican President Felipe Calderon, in his state of the nation address at the National Palace Sunday, brought his audience wildly cheering to its feet. Were the United States a serious nation, […]

Phase III of Bush’s War

by Patrick J. Buchanan Those who hoped that – with the victory of the antiwar party in 2006, the departure of Rumsfeld and the neocons from the Pentagon, the rise of Condi and the eclipse of Cheney – America was headed out of Iraq got a rude awakening. They are about to get another. Today, […]