World War II

Who Lost World War II? The West

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Who really won the war? Certainly the Soviets, who, after losses in the millions from the Nazi invasion, ended up occupying Berlin, having annexed the Baltic states and turned Eastern Europe into a Soviet base camp. The Americans, who stayed out longest, ended the war with the least losses of any great power. Indeed, the two wars between 1914 and 1945 may be seen as the Great Civil War of the West, the Thirty Years War of Western Civilization that culminated in the loss of all the Western empires and the ultimate conquest of the West by the liberated peoples of their former colonies.

D-Day: June 6, 2044

The values that animated the English-speaking peoples to launch the Great Crusade General Eisenhower spoke of on June 6, 1944, are just as right and true today, as they were then. What is required is for us to have the same courage in defending them, because it is certain that if we do not, no one will be there to wade ashore in 2044 to liberate us.

Heroism in a Dark Theater

William Murchison, The American Spectator

Human heroism never goes away as an inspiration to those who view it — in books, in life, in darkened theaters. It points upward instead of downward, outward rather than inward. It makes the fists clench in resolution It can make you want to sing, and to pat your feet in time to the music. It may draw a tear, not to mention cascades of the salty stuff.

Why Don’t Europeans Provide Troops for Europe’s Defense?

Long after the close of World War II, the Western Europeans have recovered economically, overturned alien communist regimes, and absorbed Central and Eastern European states into the European project. Collectively they vastly outstrip the remains of the Soviet Union, so why won't they defend themselves?

Book Review: Churchill, Roosevelt & Company by Lewis E. Lehrman

FDR’s New Deal is a prime testament to Richard Viguerie’s dictum that “personnel is policy.”  FDR’s military and diplomatic advisors were bumblers at best.  But the root problem was FDR himself as Lew Lehman reveals in his new book, Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft.

The Contagious Courage of Pearl Harbor

The courage of Pearl Harbor is contagious, but will today’s students even be told the stories of the heroes of Pearl Harbor, such as Machinist Mate First Class Robert R. Scott?

Vichy Republicans

Not only did Boehner and McConnell drop their rifles without firing a shot and run in the face of the enemy, they then joined the tyranny of the enemy in oppressing the patriots who wanted to keep fighting.

Hillary, Hitler & Cold War II

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

If there is a Cold War II, or a U.S.-Russia war, historians of tomorrow will as surely point to the Bushes and Clintons who shoved NATO into Moscow’s face, as historians today point to the men of Paris who imposed the Versailles treaty upon a defeated Germany in 1919.

War is Stupid: Remembering Armistice Day Before Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a reminder of the terrible cost of war, not a celebration of militarism.