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 […]

Palestinians Are Winning

By Patrick J. Buchanan – April 2, 2002 “Citizens of Israel, the state of Israel is at war – a war against terror,” thundered Ariel Sharon in his Sunday address to the nation. But Sharon’s rage and resolve notwithstanding, Israel is not at war with terror. Israel is at war with Palestine. The terrorism of […]