End the Embargo on Cuba

by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 14, 2002 “The commonest error in politics is sticking to the carcasses of dead policies,” observed Lord Salisbury, the prime minister who presided over Britain’s rapprochement with the United States. Lord Salisbury was right. It is time the United States reviewed its policy of total estrangement from and isolation […]

Anti-Catholicism at the New York Times

by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 7, 2002 Just as Watergate brought all the Nixon-haters out of their holes to get in on the kill, the pedophile-priest scandal has lured from their dens the whole grinning jackal pack that relishes any opening to sink its teeth into the Roman Catholic Church. “Is the pope Catholic?” […]

Congress Must Debate War on Iraq

By Patrick J. Buchanan – May 3, 2002 Has President Bush decided with finality to invade Iraq and destroy Saddam Hussein, even if it will require 200,000 U.S. troops? Most pundits believe the decision has been made, that D-Day will come as soon as U.S. forces are in place, perhaps January. Yet, there remains a […]

True Fascists of the New Europe

By Patrick J. Buchanan – April 30, 2002 When fascism comes to America, said Huey Long, it will come in the guise of anti-fascism. And since Vietnam, it has been so. Brownshirt tactics, shouting down speakers, disrupting opposition rallies, demonstrations that degenerate into riots – all have been used repeatedly by self-described fighters against racism […]

Choosing Between Friends

by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 26, 2002 Ariel Sharon is now contemplating annexation of half of the West Bank. So The Washington Times reports, and so Israel’s Foreign Minister confirms. And if Sharon is that cocky, who can blame him? Indeed, why does he not simply annex it all? After all, who is going […]

The Earthquake in France

By Patrick J. Buchanan – April 23, 2002 “Non” screamed the single-word headline in Liberation. “The French political system, tottering for years, has imploded,” howled the editorial. Now, any election that can produce that kind of pain on the Trotskyite-Socialist Left cannot be all bad. And the stunning showing of Jean-Marie Le Pen, who ran […]

Bush Strategy in Shambles

By Patrick J. Buchanan – April 12, 2002 President Bush’s war on terror is close to being derailed, and his Middle East policy is starting to look like downtown Jenin. What happened? Not long ago, President Bush, victorious in the Afghan war, seemed everywhere invincible. But this last month has left him looking almost impotent […]

The New Politics of Hate

by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 10, 2002 “Volkert van der Graf, 32, is a slender, blond-haired Dutchman whose pictures reveal nothing special except perhaps a taut, ascetic look. “But for almost a decade, friends and associates say, this quiet man and strict vegetarian has been consumed by his fight to reduce the suffering of […]

Sharon-1 Bush-0

By Patrick J. Buchanan – April 9, 2002 Seventy-two hours after President Bush told Ariel Sharon to pull out of the West Bank “without delay,” the Israeli army was still pounding away at Palestinians in the biggest offensive there since 1967. “I meant what I said,” an exasperated president railed at Sharon yesterday afternoon. Yet, […]

The Prisoner of Sharon

By Patrick J. Buchanan – April 5, 2002 If President Bush is visibly agonizing over this Mideast crisis, who can blame him? For the president is facing a painful and stark choice – between doing what is right for America, and doing what is angrily demanded of him by Ariel Sharon and the War Party […]