Author Archives: Patrick J. Buchanan

Will There Always Be England?

Britons have a chance to reassume control of their national destiny—and their borders.

The Death of Working-Class America

Middle-aged whites are suffering an AIDS-level plight, but remain invisible to elites.

Why Fight China for Scarborough Shoal?

If we must take a stand against the People’s Republic, a trade war is preferable to military conflict.

Free Trade vs. the Republican Party

The Party of Lincoln historically stood for tariffs and economic nationalism.

Romney’s Third-Party Delusion

An independent conservative candidate would split the Republican vote, handing the presidency to Hillary.

How Parties Are Revitalized

As in the past, establishment figures must accept that their ideas don’t resonate with voters.

Paul Ryan’s Unrighteous Rebellion

The Speaker risks becoming as obsolete as Nelson Rockefeller in the new Republican Party.

Republicans Reject Bush (at Last)

And Trump has a more important ally than the last GOP president in his effort to unite the party—Mrs. Clinton.

Who Started the Second Cold War?

U.S. and NATO military forces line the Russian border, yet Washington is surprised when Putin reacts.

A Return to the National Interest

Trump’s foreign-policy speech drew from an older, better Republican tradition.

The West Dies With Its Gods

Secular idols cannot breathe life into a culture so long nourished by true faith.

In Defense of Andrew Jackson

Great men are rarely good men, and Old Hickory’s consequence cannot be denied.

Will Cruz Steal the Nomination?

Frustrating the protest of the people with faithless delegates would destroy the Republican party.

No More NATO

I am “not isolationist, but I am ‘America First,’” Donald Trump told …

The Cost of Obsolete Alliances

Before handing out more blank checks, consider whether existing war guarantees are in the national interest.

Will Trump and Sanders Fall to Corrupt Bargains?

Both major-party insurgents are finding their electoral victories blunted by insider defections.

The Delusional Establishment

A grand coalition for Trump is still possible, but party leaders seem determined to subvert the popular will.

What Trump Has Wrought

Even if the GOP steals back the nomination in Cleveland, economic nationalism is here to stay.

How to Lock the Establishment Out of Cleveland

Trump and Cruz must insist on rules that prevent a Beltway insider from becoming the GOP nominee.

Will Trump Put ‘America First’?

The GOP frontrunner embraces Eisenhower’s policy towards Europe and challenges outdated NATO commitments.

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