Patrick J. Buchanan

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.

How Long Can America Hold Together?

By |2020-01-22T16:08:58-06:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Civil Society, Pat Buchanan|

Americans seem to disagree with each other more and to dislike each other more than they have in the lifetime of most of us. One wonders: How does it all stay together? And for how long? On the holiday set aside in 2020 to honor Martin Luther King, the premier advocate of nonviolent Gandhian civil [...]

Our Real Existential Crisis: Extinction

By |2020-01-21T10:26:51-06:00January 19th, 2020|Categories: Civilization, Culture, Family, Modernity, Pat Buchanan, Western Civilization|

For many First World countries, the most compelling concerns do not involve climate change but population decline. The tribes of Europe, the peoples of almost every country of the Old Continent, are visibly aging, shrinking, and dying. If birth rates do not rise we are talking here about what historians, a century hence, will [...]

A Malicious Impeachment

By |2020-01-21T11:40:12-06:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Constitution, Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan, Politics|

About the impeachment of President Donald Trump she engineered with her Democratic majority, Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday: "It's not personal. It's not political. It's not partisan. It's patriotic." Seriously, Madam Speaker? Not political? Not partisan? Why then were all eight House members chosen as managers to prosecute the case against Trump, who ceremoniously escorted the [...]

If Baghdad Wants Us Out, Let’s Go!

By |2020-01-21T11:41:58-06:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Middle East, Pat Buchanan, Politics, War|

Two months ago, crowds were in the streets of Iran cursing that regime for squandering the nation’s resources on imperial adventures in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen. Things were going America’s way. Now it is the Americans who are the targets of protests. Fifteen years after the U.S. invaded Iraq to turn Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship into a [...]

Did President Trump Commit Treason With Vladimir Putin?

By |2019-04-25T15:26:49-06:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Pat Buchanan, Politics, Russia|

Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have “never been worse.” He then added pointedly, that just changed “about four hours ago.” It certainly did. With his remarks in Helsinki and at the NATO summit in Brussels, President Trump has signaled a historic shift [...]

The End of Civil Discourse?

By |2019-06-27T13:19:13-06:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan, Politics|

When it comes to the rhetoric of hate, the cursing of politicians, and the shouting down of speakers, the right is not innocent, but the left is infinitely more guilty… If President Trump’s supporters are truly “a basket of deplorables… racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic,” and “irredeemable,” as Hillary Clinton described them to an [...]

Does the West Have the Will to Survive the Immigrant Invasion?

By |2018-06-22T11:32:49-06:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Immigration, Pat Buchanan, Western Civilization|

Does the preservation of Western nations and peoples require measures from which liberal societies today reflexively recoil? Does the survival of the West as a civilization require a ruthlessness the West no longer possesses?... "If you’re … pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you’re strong, then [...]

President Trump and the Invasion of the West

By |2018-06-19T14:57:06-06:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Donald Trump, Europe, Immigration, Pat Buchanan, Politics|

President Trump may be on the wrong side politically and emotionally of this issue of separating migrant kids from their parents. But on the mega-issue—the Third World invasion of the West—he is riding the great wave of the future, if the West is to have a future... “It is cruel. It is immoral. And it [...]

Should President Trump Trust Kim Jong Un?

By |2019-04-25T15:48:15-06:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Pat Buchanan, Politics|

If the Trump-Kim camaraderie goes south and the crisis of 2017, when war seemed possible, returns, President Trump, as he concedes, will be charged with naivety for having placed his trust in such a tyrant... President Donald Trump appears to belong to what might be called the Benjamin Disraeli school of diplomacy. The British prime [...]

President Trump and the American Piggy Bank

By |2018-06-13T12:37:11-06:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Pat Buchanan, Political Economy, Politics|

At the G-7 summit in Canada, President Donald Trump described America as “the piggy bank that everybody is robbing.” After he left Quebec, his director of Trade and Industrial Policy, Peter Navarro, added a few parting words for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages [...]

Why Do They Want to Tear Down Our History?

By |2017-06-13T22:21:45-06:00June 13th, 2017|Categories: American Founding, Civil War, Culture, History, Pat Buchanan|

This remorseless drive to blast the greatest names from America’s past off public buildings, and to tear down their statues and monuments, is an egalitarian extremism rooted in envy and hate… On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea [...]