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The Philanthropic Superpower—What Does America Get Out Of Defending The World?

If a single word could sum up the goal of Barack Obama`s Asia tour, it would be "reassurance." Obama went to Tokyo to reassure Japan that, should China attempt to seize its Senkaku Islands, America will fight at her side. He reassured Seoul of ...

Article - Patrick J. Buchanan - 05/02/14, 1:26 am


The End of Ideology—And The Rebirth Of Nationalism

On our TV talk shows and op-ed pages, and in our think tanks here, there is rising alarm over events abroad. And President Obama is widely blamed for the perceived decline in worldwide respect for the United States. Yet, still, one hears no clamor ...

Article - Patrick J. Buchanan - 04/15/14, 2:16 am


Staying Out of Other People`s Wars

 "If these negotiations [with Iran] fail, there are two grim alternatives," said Sen. Richard Durbin, "a nuclear Iran, or war, or perhaps both." Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham returned from the Munich security conference saying that even ...

Article - Patrick J. Buchanan - 02/07/14, 4:38 am


Are the Senkakus Worth a War?

"The U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty of 1960 obligates the United States to treat any armed attack against any territories under the administration of Japan as dangerous to [America`s] own peace and safety. This would cover such islets as the ...

Article - Patrick J. Buchanan - 12/12/13, 10:09 pm


Has the Bell Begun to Toll for China?

"Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and convictions wavered," China`s new leader, Xi Jinping, told a closed meeting of party elite in Guangdong province. ...

Article - Patrick J. Buchanan - 03/01/13, 7:39 am


Why Are American Troops Still Guarding Korea’s DMZ?

North Korea has just pulled off an impressive dual feat—the successful test both of an intercontinental ballistic missile and an atom bomb in the 6-kiloton range. Pyongyang`s ruler, 30-year-old Kim Jong Un, said the tests are aimed at the United ...

Article - Patrick J. Buchanan - 02/15/13, 2:22 am