The Crash of 2008?

by Patrick J. Buchanan In March 1929, the Harding-Coolidge era came to an end. The eight years had witnessed the greatest peacetime prosperity of any nation in history: America in the Roaring 20s. Early that March, Calvin Coolidge handed the presidency over to Herbert Hoover, who had just pulled off a third straight Republican landslide. […]

Is World War III on Hold?

by Patrick J. Buchanan Is a Bush pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear enrichment plant at Natanz, or on the Al Quds force of the Revolutionary Guard, a more remote possibility today than it was several weeks ago? So it would seem. The latest indication is a candid interview in the Financial Times with Adm. William […]

Is a Vote for Rudy a Vote for War?

by Patrick J. Buchanan Rudy Giuliani has made a “promise” not to allow Iran to acquire a nuclear capability, even if it requires U.S. military action. Though the U.S. Army is scrimping to meet recruitment goals, Rudy has pledged to add at least 10 new combat brigades. Speaking to an Atlantic Bridge conference in London, […]

Bush’s Failure in Pakistan and the World

by Patrick J. Buchanan “Inaction at this moment is suicide for Pakistan, and I cannot allow the country to commit suicide.” Thus did President Gen. Pervez Musharraf declare a state of emergency and invoke martial law. The Supreme Court has been dismissed, the chief justice put under house arrest. A thousand lawyers and political opponents […]

Sinking Currency, Sinking Country

by Patrick J. Buchanan The euro, worth 83 cents in the early George W. Bush years, is at $1.45. The British pound is back up over $2, the highest level since the Carter era. The Canadian dollar, which used to be worth 65 cents, is worth more than the U.S. dollar for the first time […]

The Recantation of Dr. Watson

by Patrick J. Buchanan For Dr. James Watson, 79-year-old co-winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize for medicine for his discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA, October marked the nadir of a brilliant career. The month began with Watson headed to London to promote his new book, “Avoid Boring People: Lessons From a Life in […]