Patrick J. Buchanan
Legendary Politician, Commentator, and Author

Patrick Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three presidents, a two-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, and was the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000.


From 1966 through 1974, Pat was an assistant to Richard Nixon, and from 1985 to 1987, he was White House Director of Communications for Ronald Reagan.  In 1992, Patrick Buchanan challenged George H.W. Bush for the Republican nomination and almost upset the President in the New Hampshire primary. In 1996, he won the New Hampshire primary and finished second to Senator Dole with three million Republican votes.


Born in Washington, D.C., educated at Catholic and Jesuit schools, Pat received his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia in 1962.  At 23, he became the youngest editorial writer on a major newspaper in America, the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.


In 1966, he became the first full-time staffer to Richard Nixon in his legendary comeback.  He traveled with the future president in the campaigns of 1966 and 1968, and he served as a special assistant through the final days of Watergate. On leaving the Ford White House in 1974, Pat became a syndicated columnist and founding member of three of the most enduring – if not endearing – talk shows in television history: NBC’s The McLaughlin Group, and CNN’s Capital Gang and Crossfire.


In his White House years, Pat wrote foreign policy speeches and attended four summits, including Nixon’s historic opening to China in 1972, and Ronald Reagan’s Reykjavik summit in 1986 with Mikhail Gorbachev.


Patrick Buchanan has written over ten books, including many New York Times best sellers: Suicide of a Superpower; A Republic, Not an Empire; The Death of the West; Where the Right Went Wrong; State of Emergency; Day of Reckoning, and Churchill, Hitler and The Unnecessary War. His most recent book, Nixon’s White House Wars, was published in May 2017.


Pat is currently a columnist, political analyst for MSNBC, chairman of The American Cause foundation and an editor of The American Conservative.  He is married to the former Shelley Ann Scarney, who was a member of the White House Staff from 1969 to 1975.

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Suicide of a SuperpowerWill America Survive to 2025?
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Buchanan traces the disintegration to three historic changes: America's loss of her cradle faith, Christianity; the moral, social, and cultural collapse that have followed from that loss; and the slow death of the people who created and ruled the nation. And as our nation disintegrates, our government is failing in its fundamental duties, unable to defend our borders, balance our budgets, or win our wars.

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Day of ReckoningHow Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are Tearing America Apart
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Buchanan offers a radical but necessary program, for neither party is addressing the real crisis of America -- whether we survive as one nation and people, or disintegrate into what Theodore Roosevelt called a "tangle of squabbling nationalities" and not a nation at all.

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State of EmergencyThe Third World Invasion and Conquest of America
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It is the thesis of State of Emergency that the Melting Pot is broken beyond repair, that assimilation and Americanization are not taking place, and that only action is to seal and secure America's borders to halt the flow of over a million legal and illegal immigrants a year, and to begin the Americanization of the tens of millions of aliens in our midst can save America. Our civilization cannot survive indefinitely what is going on.

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Where the Right Went WrongHow Neoconservatives Subverted the Reagan Revolution and Hijacked the Bush Presidency
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A damning portrait of the present masters of the GOP, Where the Right Went Wrong calls to task the Bush administration for its abandonment of true conservatism.

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The Death of the WestHow Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization
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The Death of the West details how a civilization, culture, and moral order are passing away and foresees a new world order that has terrifying implications for our freedom, our faith, and the preeminence of American democracy.

Day of ReckoningPat discusses the current financial crisis, and how greed, irresponsibility, and flawed ideology are tearing America apart, with an emphasis on what needs to change in order to recover from the current economic crisis.
State of Emergency Pat's discussion of the failure of our immigration system, and how America needs to secure her borders to be able to flourish once more as a nation.
Where the Right Went Wrong Pat talks about how the Republican party lost sight of itself, and what lies ahead for the conservative movement.

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