Terrorism & ‘The True Believer’

Terrorism & ‘The True Believer’


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “A mass movement,” wrote Eric Hoffer in “The True Believer,” “appeals not to those intent on bolstering and advancing a cherished self, but to those who crave to be rid of an unwanted self. “Their innermost craving is for a new life — a rebirth — or, failing this, a chance […]

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart


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By Patrick J. Buchanan When this writer was 3 years old, the Empire of Japan devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. Before I was 7, Gen. MacArthur was in an office in Tokyo overlooking the Imperial Palace, dictating to a shattered Japan. In 1956, President Eisenhower, impressed by the autobahn […]

The Price of Papal Popularity

The Price of Papal Popularity


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Normally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where Mayor Richard Daley’s boys in blue ran up the score on the radicals in Grant Park. But, on Oct. 13, there emanated from the Synod on the Family in Rome a 12-page […]

Ebola, Ideology and Common Sense

Ebola, Ideology and Common Sense


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Growing up in Washington in the 1930s and ’40s, our home was, several times, put under quarantine. A poster would be tacked on the door indicating the presence within of a contagious disease — measles, mumps, chicken pox, scarlet fever. None of us believed we were victims of some sort of […]

Goodbye, Columbus

Goodbye, Columbus


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In 1492, “Columbus sailed the ocean blue” and discovered the New World. And Oct. 12 was once a celebrated holiday in America. School children in the earliest grades knew the date and the names of the ships on which Columbus and his crew had sailed: the Nina, the Pinta, the Santa […]

PJB Campaigning in Chicago on St. Patricks Day 1996

PJB Campaigning in Chicago on St. Patricks Day 1996


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From Pat’s Twitter! MT @bpolitics @patrickbuchanan, wearing tartan cap & holding a shillelagh, on St. Patrick's Day…pic.twitter.com/kVAJPoqQu5 — FCarvajal (@CarvajalF) October 10, 2014 Subscribe to Pat Buchanan’s Twitter here: @PatrickBuchanan

Our Judicial Dictatorship


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Do the states have the right to outlaw same-sex marriage? Not long ago the question would have been seen as absurd. For every state regarded homosexual acts as crimes. Moreover, the laws prohibiting same-sex marriage had all been enacted democratically, by statewide referenda, like Proposition 8 in California, or by Congress […]