Entries by Pat Buchanan

Why Would the U.S. Give a War Guarantee — to Finland?

A basic question needs answering: Why, 30 years after the Cold War ended, are we still expanding NATO? Russia does not threaten the United States. As for any threat that it poses to its European neighbors, let them deal with it. Seeing Russia invade Ukraine, historically neutral Finland has undergone a late conversion and decided […]

Are All Court-Created Rights Now in Peril?

What does this fear that if the Alito decision overturning Roe becomes law, all these other decisions are in peril as well, tell us? It suggests that the national establishment lacks faith that the American people have truly and fully embraced the social reforms that progressives have gotten the Supreme Court to impose by fiat. […]

Is Ukraine’s War Now America’s War?

By bragging publicly that we helped engineer the killing of Russian generals and the sinking of the cruiser Moskva, we taunt Russian President Vladimir Putin. We provoke him into retaliating in kind against us, thereby raising the possibility of a wider U.S.-Russia war that could escalate into World War III. Last week, sources leaked to […]

Are Biden Democrats Holding a Losing Hand?

  The wild card in Biden’s poker hand is the war in Ukraine… But dissent is rising. Why, it is being asked, are we so focused on the Eastern borders of Ukraine when the Southern border of the United States is being breached illegally by 200,000 invaders every month… some of whom are sex traffickers, […]

Will Putin Submit to US-Imposed ‘Weakening’?

Nothing done in Ukraine in this two-month war has diminished the Russian arsenal of 6,000 nuclear weapons, the world’s largest stockpile. And the more we destroy Russian conventional power, the more we force Moscow to fall back onto its ace in the hole — nuclear weapons. “Once war is forced upon us, there is no […]

The French Center Holds — In a World Coming Apart

  So terrified of Le Pen was the European establishment that before Sunday’s election, the leaders of Spain, Portugal and Germany intervened in France’s politics by imploring the French people to vote against her. “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.” So wrote William Butler Yeats in the wake of the Great War of 1914–1918 […]

First Priority — Avoid US War With Russia

Neocons and war hawks are taking the position that the visible defeat of the Russian army and its expulsion from Ukraine, and Putin’s humiliation and ouster, must be America’s goals. And these goals should be nonnegotiable. Asked if the U.S. should send troops to fight beside the Ukrainians, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said Sunday the […]