Onward the Revolution!

By Patrick J. Buchanan Having cheerfully confessed he knows little about economics, John McCain is advancing himself as a foreign-policy president, a “realistic idealist,” he told the World Affairs Council of Los Angeles. But judging from the content of his speech, McCain is no more a realist than he is a reflective man. Speaking of […]

Was It ‘The Good War’?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Yes, it was a good war,” writes Richard Cohen in his column challenging the thesis of pacifist Nicholson Baker in his new book, “Human Smoke,” that World War II produced more evil than good. Baker’s compelling work, which uses press clips and quotes of Axis and Allied leaders as they plunged […]

Should We Fight for South Ossetia?

By Patrick J. Buchanan In echo of Warren Harding’s “A Return to Normalcy” speech of 1920, George Bush last week declared, “Normalcy is returning back to Iraq.” The term seemed a mite ironic. For, as Bush spoke, Iraqis were dying in the hundreds in the bloodiest fighting in months in Basra, the Shia militias of […]