Who’s Planning Our Next War?

By Patrick J. Buchanan Of the Axis-of-Evil nations named in his State of the Union in 2002, President Bush has often said, “The United States will not permit the world’s most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world’s most destructive weapons.” He failed with North Korea. Will he accept failure in Iran, though there […]

Morality: Trotskyite vs. Christian

by Patrick J. Buchanan Did Hitler’s crimes justify the Allies’ terror-bombing of Germany? Indeed they did, answers Christopher Hitchens in his Newsweek response to my new book, “Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War“: “The stark evidence of the Final Solution has ever since been enough to dispel most doubts about, say, the wisdom or morality […]

Was the Holocaust Inevitable?

by Patrick J. Buchanan “What Would Winston Do?” So asks Newsweek’s cover, which features a full-length photo of the prime minister his people voted the greatest Briton of them all. Quite a tribute, when one realizes Churchill’s career coincides with the collapse of the British empire and the fall of his nation from world pre-eminence […]

Return of the Censors

by Patrick J. Buchanan Freedom of the press is on trial in Canada. The trial is before a court with the Orwellian title of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. The accused are Maclean’s magazine and author Mark Steyn. The crime: In mocking and biting tones, they wrote that Islam threatens Western values. Had Steyn […]

The ‘Good War’ and the Terrible Peace

by Patrick J. Buchanan In attacking my book “Churchill, Hitler and ‘The Unnecessary War': How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World,” Victor Davis Hanson, the court historian of the neoconservatives, charges me with “rewriting … facts” and showing “ingratitude” to American and British soldiers who fought World Wars I and II. […]

How Obama Won — and May Win

by Patrick J. Buchanan “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. … I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” Thus did Joe Biden famously describe his rival for the nomination, Barack Obama, to the The New York Observer, a year ago. Biden, however, thought […]

Bush’s Black List

by Patrick J. Buchanan The American Conservative Magazine On reading George W. Bush’s discourse to the New York Economic Club last week, Cicero’s insight came to mind: “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.” With the Iraq War entering its sixth year, the dollar sinking to […]

Munich, 1938

by Patrick J. Buchanan When President Bush, before the Knesset, used the word “appeasement” to label those who would negotiate with Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he invoked the most powerful analogy in any debate over war and peace. No man wishes to be regarded as an “appeaser.” But, as this writer has discovered since my book […]