Entries by Pat Buchanan

Is ‘Our Democracy’ Failing Our Country?

Forced constantly by the establishment to choose between them, patriotic Americans may one day come to choose, as did their fathers, the country they love over the crown that rules them. Asked, “What is an American?” many would answer, “An American is a citizen of the United States.” Yet, at the First Continental Congress in […]

Biden Commits U.S. to War for Taiwan

  Taiwan has no mutual security treaty with the United States, nor any Article 5 war guarantee that obligates us to defend the island. The U.S.-Taiwan security pact of the 1950s was abrogated in 1979, when Jimmy Carter recognized Beijing as the legitimate government of China. If China invades Taiwan to unify it with the […]

Putin’s Narrowing Options

Early in this war, Russia’s hawks talked openly of the possible use of tactical nuclear weapons. That talk has begun anew. A desperate Vladimir Putin is a dangerous Vladimir Putin, and there are signs Putin’s situation in Ukraine may be becoming desperate. In the last week, the Russian army in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine […]

How Liberal Elites Detest Middle America

  The name of the game now is an old one: divide et impera, divide and conquer. Biden hopes to split “mainstream Republicans” off from “MAGA Republicans” … Indeed, the catalogue of sins and crimes Biden attributes to MAGA Republicans — extremism, violence, mendacity, authoritarianism — not only raises a question as to the state […]

Winners and Losers From the Ukraine War

If Russia has been badly bled and Ukraine has suffered irretrievable losses of land and soldiers, who then are the winners? And who benefits from a continuation of this war, which will bring thousands more dead and wounded Russians and Ukrainians? “There never was a good war or a bad peace,” wrote Ben Franklin at […]

Is ‘Autocracy’ America’s Mortal Enemy?

If Pelosi and Biden see the world struggle as between autocracy and democracy, a question arises: As leader of the democracy camp in this world struggle, why do we not insist that our allies in places like Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen, the UAE and Oman begin to hold regular elections to bring to […]

How, When, Do We Come Together Again?

For a nation, a country, a people, a democracy to endure, there needs be a broad consensus of belief, culture, custom and politics. … We are a country whose people have a diminishing confidence in almost all of its institutions, from big business to the churches, universities and media. When 30 FBI agents showed up […]