nationalism

Will Tribalism Trump Democracy?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Since 2001, those who have argued that we Americans were given, at the birth of the republic, a providential mission to democratize mankind, have suffered an unbroken series of setbacks. Nations we invaded, such as Afghanistan and Iraq, to bestow upon them the blessings of democracy, rose up in resistance. What our compulsive interventionists saw as our mission to mankind, the beneficiaries saw as American imperialism. And the culture wars on history and memory continue unabated.

Why the Authoritarian Right Is Rising

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

To much of the world America has become the most secularized and decadent society on earth, and the title the ayatollah bestowed upon us, “The Great Satan,” is not altogether undeserved. And if what “our democracy” has delivered here has caused tens of millions of Americans to be repulsed and to secede into social isolation, why would other nations embrace a system that produced so poisoned a politics and so polluted a culture?

Globalists & Nationalists: Who Owns the Future?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The new resistance of Western man to the globalist agenda is now everywhere manifest. We see it in Trump's hostility to NAFTA, his tariffs, his border wall. We see it in England's declaration of independence from the EU in Brexit. We see it in the political triumphs of Polish, Hungarian and Czech nationalists, in anti-EU parties rising across Europe, in the secessionist movements in Scotland and Catalonia and Ukraine, and in the admiration for Russian nationalist Vladimir Putin.

The Eternal Lure of Nationalism

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Western elites may deplore the return of nationalism. But they had best not dismiss it, for assertions of national and tribal identity appear to be what the future is going to be all about. Looking back over this 21st century, the transnational elite that envisions the endless erosion of national sovereignty, and the coming of a new world order of open borders, free trade and global custody of mankind's destiny, has triggered a counter-revolution.

Trump’s nationalism is a serious play to unify America

Rich Lowry, New York Post

Trump ended his SOTU by hailing people from all walks of life, saying, “above all else, they are Americans. And this Capitol, this city, and this Nation, belong to them.” If he resolved to routinely live up to that sentiment, he would do himself, and our political culture, immeasurable good. In political terms, it isn’t Trump the alleged tool of the Russians or Trump the budding dictator whom Democrats have to fear most; it’s Trump the nationalist unifier.

The Fork in the Road Between Nationalism and Conservatism

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

There are a lot of nationalists in the GOP convinced they are conservative. But they will pursue policies that show otherwise. Conservatives are going to have to be vocal and vigilant and point out that protectionism fails, unionism decays, and corporatism corrupts.

PATRIOTS vs. POLITICIANS 2015

What frame of reference could younger Americans possibly have? Patriotism, nationalism - even American citizenship are taboo in today's school curriculum. Globalism, diversity, and political correctness trump real history, sound economics, and science and the Founding Fathers are simply old, dead slave-owning white guys.

Nationalism, Not NATO, Is Our Great Ally

Patrick Buchanan, Buchanan.org

A new world is coming. While perhaps unwelcome news for the transnational elites championing such causes as climate change and battling global economic inequality, it's hard to see any great threat in all this to the true interests of the American people.

Obama v. Churchill & The War for the Future

Patrick Buchanan, WND

'Whether globalism or nationalism prevails, the big battle is coming."