Why Did Japan Attack Us?


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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?


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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


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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


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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?


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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


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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


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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 […]