4 thoughts on “Patrick Buchanan – Still a Visionary”

  1. My sense is that the most enduring and consequential worldwide struggle is the one between fundamentalist Islam and some (degraded) version of classical Western Liberalism. For reasons I cannot articulate, I have a recurring notion that in this dimension, Russia is a natural ally. Culturally, I get the impression that Eastern Europe and Russia harken back to some important values which used to be mainstream in US culture prior to the ’60’s onset of our accelerating cultural deconstruction. I could be wrong, but maybe our long-term interests as to the Middle East coincide with Russia’s.

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  2. civil westman:
    My sense is that the most enduring and consequential worldwide struggle is the one between fundamentalist Islam and some (degraded) version of classical Western Liberalism. For reasons I cannot articulate, I have a recurring notion that in this dimension, Russia is a natural ally. Culturally, I get the impression that Eastern Europe and Russia harken back to some important values which used to be mainstream in US culture prior to the ’60’s onset of our accelerating cultural deconstruction. I could be wrong, but maybe our long-term interests as to the Middle East coincide with Russia’s.

    That’s the ticket. Foster real cooperation among parties with similar goals in very narrow circumstances and stop looking at the world in terms of “losing.”

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  3. civil westman:
    For reasons I cannot articulate, I have a recurring notion that in this dimension, Russia is a natural ally.

    Vladimir Putin, “In the absence of values, society begins to decay. … Conservatism is that which does not get in the way of moving forward and upward, but does prevent from sliding backwards and downwards.”

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