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.

Are the Rioters Winning?

By |2020-07-02T23:40:51-05:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Civil Society, Pat Buchanan, Social Institutions, Social Order, Western Civilization|

Consider what else the radicals and rioters have accomplished. They have made mass civil disobedience an acceptable and even praiseworthy form of protest, if you are justifiably outraged. They have won near-immunity for burning and looting stores. Blanket amnesties at the state and city level appear to be in the cards. The Seattle Commune is [...]

Biden’s Basement Strategy: Just Say Nothing

By |2020-07-02T23:09:21-05:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Pat Buchanan, Politics, Presidency|

If Joe Biden emerges, then he will have to answer why all these institutions where his party and people are predominant—the media, Hollywood, the academic community, public schools, big-city governments, the big foundations, the federal bureaucracy—are apparently shot through with systemic racism after decades of Democratic dominance. Some polls now have Joe Biden running ahead [...]

Cancelling America’s Founders

By |2020-06-16T06:27:22-05:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Civil Society, Pat Buchanan, Robert E. Lee, Western Civilization|

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Robert E. Lee were among the decisive figures of American history. If all are dishonored, with their statues pulled down and their names taken off cities, counties, towns, rivers, canals, bridges, buildings, highways, roads, streets and dams, then what is left? "Can we all just get along?" That was the [...]

Assaulted and Vilified, the Police Save the Cities

By |2020-06-09T09:19:00-05:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Civil Society, Pat Buchanan, Rule of Law|

When rioting, looting, and arson erupted, and attacks on police began, the liberal leadership of America's cities and states sat morally and politically paralyzed. Liberals may equate the term "law and order" with racism, but without law and order, there is no justice and no peace. On the fifth night of rioting, looting and arson [...]

How Long Can Biden Stay in His Basement?

By |2020-05-05T09:31:13-05:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Pat Buchanan, Politics|

The worry is that Joe Biden is suffering from mental decline and could be destroyed by Donald Trump in a presidential debate. Mr. Biden forgets, mumbles, misspeaks, loses his train of thought and appears, at times, confused. Where Barack Obama achieved notoriety for "leading from behind," Joe Biden, these last two months, has been leading [...]

The One Certain Victor in the Pandemic War

By |2020-04-24T19:51:36-05:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Government, Pat Buchanan|

Now, standing patiently in line for their bailouts, are the states—and America's cities and counties. The one certain victor in the coronavirus pandemic war will likely be Big Government. "War is the health of the state," wrote the progressive Randolph Bourne during the First World War, after which he succumbed to the Spanish flu. America's [...]

What Will Be the New American Cause?

By |2020-04-21T10:16:59-05:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Pat Buchanan|

If Donald Trump wins the 2020 election, borders will be tightened. The U.S. withdrawal from the Mideast will continue. U.S. manufacturing will begin to be repatriated. Transnational institutions will be downgraded, ignored and superseded. The watchword will be what it has lately been: "America First." After the Great Pandemic has passed and we emerge from [...]