F.H. Buckley Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Feb 8, 2017

Nobody much noticed, but we just had a new Cuban Missile Crisis. Remember the last one? The Soviets tried to place missiles in Cuba and we interdicted the Russian ships. For a moment it looked like WWIII but then Khrushchev…

by | Jan 27, 2017

That Was the Week That Was was the name of an old BBC review of the news. It’s also an apt summary of the last week in America, of the first week of the new Trump administration. It’s also the…

by | Jan 2, 2017

As we begin a new year, those of us who astutely backed Trump from the get-go might want to ask ourselves how we might show magnanimity to our opponents. That’s what Churchill recommended, after a victory, and he was right…

by | Oct 31, 2013

CONSERVATIVES PROPERLY BEMOAN the state of education in America. Our K-12 system exists to benefit teachers, not students, who perform poorly next to their peers from comparable first world countries. Higher ed isn’t in any better shape. But just when…

by | Oct 30, 2013

Immigration Sí, Schumer No! By F.H. Buckley So let’s hear it for immigration. No, not Chuck Schumer’s 1,200-page monstrosity winding its way through Congress. No one can be for that unless one has read it, and I don’t think many people have done…

by | Oct 15, 2013

A very nice gentlemen — and a hero — taking part. A ragged group of 100-odd protesters was held back by two policemen. In the background several police cars were parked, lights flashing, signaling that more police would arrive, if…

by | Oct 12, 2013

I took a little heat from TAS readers a week ago when I compared the government shutdown to a game of chicken, and said the Republicans were showing signs of blinking. I was accused of defeatism — but it was…

by | Oct 9, 2013

The OECD Report issued today is a shocker, which is why you probably won’t hear much about it. What it evidences is not just American decline, but a decline where we can point our fingers at some villains. One of…

by | Oct 6, 2013

How does one win a game of chicken? You know, two guys in ’54 Fords, Rebel Without a Cause style, drive straight toward a cliff. The guy who swerves first loses. If nobody swerves, they both die (bummer!). The trick is…

by | Oct 4, 2013

We don’t yet know everything that happened in yestderday’s tragic killing of Miriam Carey, so we’re going on first impressions. My first impression is that a policeman who kills an unarmed women needs to be suspended immediately, and perhaps permanently;…

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