Patrick J. Buchanan

About Patrick J. Buchanan

Pat Buchanan is a political commentator, syndicated columnist, politician, and broadcaster. He is the author of many books, including The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization. Mr. Buchanan ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 1992.

When the Pandemic Is Over, Will We Be the Same America?

By |2020-04-03T01:06:50-05:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Civil Society, Coronavirus, Pat Buchanan, Politics|

The coronavirus crisis seems to be one of those epochal events that alter the character of the country and the course of the republic. You can't go home again. The shattering events of March, followed by what is coming in April and May, will have lasting impacts on the hearts and minds of this generation. [...]

Must We Kill the Economy to Kill the Virus?

By |2020-03-31T10:40:13-05:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Civil Society, Coronavirus, Economics, Pat Buchanan|

Reports of folks in this heavily armed nation stocking up on guns and ammunition suggest a widespread apprehension of what may be coming. If the medical crisis is allowed to induce an economic crisis that leads to a social crisis, the American political system, our democratic system, may itself be severely tested. "We cannot let [...]

In the Pandemic, It’s Every Nation for Itself

By |2020-03-17T06:51:13-05:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Government, Pat Buchanan|

Closing borders is a grievous offense against liberalism that is supposedly rooted in the sin of xenophobia. But what governments in Europe are saying by closing their borders, what Americans are saying by banning travel from Europe, is that while all men may be created equal, we will always put our own people first, ahead [...]

The Coronavirus, the New World Order, and America First

By |2020-03-15T13:49:38-05:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Death, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Pat Buchanan|

It may one day be said that the coronavirus delivered the deathblow to the New World Order, to a half-century of globalization, and to the era of interdependence of the world’s great nations. Which rings truer today? We are all part of mankind, all citizens of the world. Or that it’s time to put America [...]

Super Tuesday Is Here… Say It Ain’t Joe!

By |2020-03-03T10:16:53-06:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Pat Buchanan, Politics, Presidency|

After Joe Biden's landslide in South Carolina, the Democratic establishment is not disguising its interests or demands: Bernie Sanders must be denied the nomination, and Mr. Biden is the only one who can accomplish that. After Joe Biden's blowout victory in South Carolina Saturday and the swift withdrawal of Tom Steyer, "Mayor Pete" Buttigieg and [...]

Coronavirus: The Chickens of Globalization Coming Home to Roost?

By |2020-03-02T08:44:09-06:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan, Presidency|

If a pandemic threatens, transnationalism's "open borders" ideology is not a policy that will bring universal acclamation. Like Trump's America, all nations, in this crisis, are going to put their own people first. As they should. Not until well into the Democratic debate Tuesday night did the COVID-19 coronavirus come up, and it was Mike [...]

Is It Bernie’s Party Now?

By |2020-02-25T10:18:06-06:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Pat Buchanan, Politics, Presidency|

The Democratic Party establishment is right to worry. While Bernie Sanders' chances of becoming president are slim, the odds he wins the nomination and reshapes the party are good and have been improving weekly. Sen. Bernie Sanders may be on the cusp of both capturing the Democratic nomination and transforming his party as dramatically as [...]

Mike Bloomberg Is Stopped and Frisked in Las Vegas

By |2020-02-21T07:46:31-06:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Pat Buchanan, Politics, Presidency|

Wednesday night in Las Vegas, Mayor Mike Bloomberg learned what it is like to be thrown up against a wall and frisked. At the opening of the Democratic debate, his first, Mayor Mike was greeted by his nearest neighbor on stage, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, with this warm welcome: "We're running against ... a billionaire who [...]

If Duterte Wants Us Out of the Philippines, Let’s Go

By |2020-02-17T23:41:51-06:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Pat Buchanan|

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has just given us notice he will be terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement that governs U.S. military personnel in the islands. His notification starts the clock running on a six-month deadline. If no new agreement is negotiated, the VFA is dissolved. What triggered the decision? Duterte was offended that one of [...]

Will Bernie Burn Down the Democratic Establishment?

By |2020-02-14T07:28:17-06:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Pat Buchanan, Politics, Presidency|

From the day he entered the race, Joe Biden was the great hope of the Democratic establishment to spare them from the horrifying prospect of a 2020 race between The Donald and Bernie Sanders. Today, that same establishment wants Joe out of the race. Why has Biden suddenly become an albatross? His feeble debate performances [...]