Shawn, most people like to write off Pat Buchanan, but he’s a fascinating intellect. (Given the political gliterati so dominant in the news these days, I count anyone who reads books as impressive.) His conservative record is mixed, but something was amiss when Jay Leno, during the late '90s, would joke about Buchanan guarding the gates of concentration camps.
That said, there’s another issue. I respect Pat Buchanan’s insights, but I never quite understood why the mainstream television turns to him as a premiere conservative pundit. He’s not irrelevant, but he has a turbulent history with the conservative movement. Despite that fact, he’s The Guy That Liberals Think Best Characterizes Conservatism In Their Eyes. His role as right-winger on Crossfire seemed more the product of his tenacity than his constituency.
It is, perhaps, a testament to his breadth and longevity that he has lasted this long, but due mainly to the ignorance of liberals about the fissures of conservatism.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?