The Abolition of Christmas

By Patrick J. Buchanan – December 21, 2001 When I was a boy, Kensington was a village half an hour north of Chevy Chase Circle where, inside an ice-cold armory, Catholic kids practiced basketball. Montgomery County was a bedroom suburb of D.C. Nothing beyond existed, except for the Rockville drive-in. This fall, both precincts became […]

Free Trade: Pied Piper of Global Government

By Patrick J. Buchanan – December 18, 2001 “John M. Culbertson, an economist known for mounting an articulate defense of protectionist economic policy long after the tenets of free trade were de rigueur among his colleagues, died on Sunday, in Madison, Wis. He was 80.” So read Sunday’s obit in The New York Times, which […]

The Trojan Horse of Global Tyranny

By Patrick J. Buchanan – December 14, 2001 As every schoolchild used to know, the Trojan Horse was the scheme of the “wily Ulysses,” one of the Greek warriors besieging Troy. For a decade, the Greeks had failed to capture the great city. In defeat and resignation, they adopted Ulysses’ plan. They would build a […]

Why Did Japan Attack Us?

By Patrick J. Buchanan – December 11, 2001 Of all the days that will “live in infamy” in American history, two stand out: Sept. 11, 2001, and Dec. 7, 1941. But why did Japan, with a 10th of our industrial power, launch a sneak attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, an act of […]

Coming Clash of Civilizations?

By Patrick J. Buchanan – December 7, 2001 With the ouster of the Taliban and eradication of the al-Qaida in Afghanistan, Islamic extremism has sustained a crushing defeat. But what continues to unsettle Americans is that film of Arab and Islamic people, wildly cheering the barbaric atrocities of Sept. 11. Is a war of civilizations […]

Israel’s Remaining Options… And Ours

By Patrick J. Buchanan – December 4, 2001 Whether the slaughter of 26 Israelis was a reprisal for Israel’s assassination of a Hamas leader or an attempt to kill President Bush’s peace initiative, it has succeeded. With Israelis justifiably enraged, peace negotiations are off the table. And given the revulsion felt by Americans at what […]

Military Tribunals – A Wartime Necessity

By Patrick J. Buchanan – November 30, 2001 When Leon Czolgosz shot President William McKinley in 1901, he was tried before a civilian court, as was Giuseppe Zangara, the would-be assassin of President-elect Franklin Roosevelt in 1933. When John Hinckley Jr. shot President Reagan in 1981, he, too, was tried before a civilian court. But […]

Is America Ashamed of Its Christian Past?

By Patrick J. Buchanan – November 27, 2001 Five days after declaring war on terrorism, the president urged Americans to be patient: “This crusade … is going to take awhile.” Immediately, the cry arose, “How could he be so cruelly insensitive!” Bush was scourged and admonished that he had insulted the Islamic world. Did he […]

Bring Russia In From the Cold

By Patrick J. Buchanan – November 13, 2001 As President Bush hosts President Putin at his Texas ranch, Russia seems but a shadow of what she was only yesterday. Since the Reagan-Gorbachev summit at Reykjavik, Iceland, Russia has lost a worldwide empire stretching from Cuba to Cam Ranh Bay, including all of Eastern Europe. Lithuania, […]

Let the Ashcroft Raids Begin

By Patrick J. Buchanan – November 10, 2001 In 1919, with President Wilson felled by a stroke, anarchists detonated a bomb outside the home of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer. For the anarchists, not a wise move. On January 2, 1920 there began what historians call “the Palmer Raids.” U.S. agents swooped down on immigrant […]