Her “Finest Hour” Is Forgotten History

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 4, 2002 “Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.’” So declaimed Churchill to Parliament as the Battle of Britain began. Six weeks […]

The Cheney Doctrine: War Without End

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 2, 2002 Vice President Dick Cheney has just made the most powerful case yet for the Bush Doctrine of Pre-emptive War. There is “no doubt,” said Cheney to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, that Saddam “is amassing [weapons of mass destruction] to use against our friends, against our allies […]

Who Gave Mankind the Gift of WMD?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 28, 2002 Sorting out all the reasons for ridding the world of Saddam, the New Republic makes out what its editors call the “Best Case.” “What is it, then, about the villain in Baghdad that should provoke the United States to be rid of him? One spectacular thing: He […]

My Cousin the Code-Breaker

by Patrick J. Buchanan- August 26, 2002 He died at 89, unknown to most Americans. Yet, he was an authentic hero to whom all Americans owe a debt – for our freedom and victory in the Cold War. Meredith Knox Gardner was the greatest code-breaker of his age, a bird of paradise. A graduate of […]

Has Bush Been Mouse-Trapped Into War?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 21, 2002 With the Democratic Party still hiding in the tall grass, the GOP establishment is beginning to split over the issue of war on Iraq. Majority Leader Dick Armey was the first to speak out against it, followed by Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser to Bush I. An […]

The Unfree Society of Michael Bloomberg

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 19, 2002 “You have no right to impose your moral values on me!” How often have we all heard that defiant remark tossed into a blazing debate on social issues to clinch the argument? Yet, most of our laws represent the imposition of moral values on a minority. The […]

Bailing Out Brazil — Or Robert Rubin?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 14, 2002 What has happened to Paul O’Neill? Our tough-love treasury secretary seems to have undergone a road-to-Damascus conversion to the Clintonite policy of bailing out bankrupt Third World regimes. Last month, O’Neill scoffed at the idea of bailing out Latin America. The money, he said, would probably wind […]

Congress’ Vacation From Duty

by Patrick J. Buchanan To see members of Congress smiling behind President Bush, as he signed the “fast track” law by which Capitol Hill surrenders all rights to amend trade treaties, is to understand the new realities of power in this city. We have a Congress that recoils from responsibility. The great congresses of Webster, […]