Scott interviews Pat Buchanan about his life in politics and the lessons we can apply to today. Buchanan was a committed cold warrior during the 1980s, but then advocated withdrawal of the U.S. from Europe after the Soviet Union collapsed, and urged that NATO not expand up to Russia’s border. Much of his advice has been ignored, and the consequences have been America’s catastrophic and endless wars. Today, he is optimistic that we will not have a war with Iran, since he believes that President Trump knows what a bad idea that is, and because Iran does not want, and has never wanted, nuclear weapons. This takes the main excuse for war off the table.
Discussed on the show:
- “Averting a Middle East Holocaust” (C-SPAN.org)
- “Whose War?” (The American Conservative)
- “Russiagate Is No Watergate” (Antiwar.com Original)
- “Trump: War President or Anti-Interventionist?” (Antiwar.com Original)
- “Is a New US Mideast War Inevitable?” (Antiwar.com Original)
Pat Buchanan is a former Republican presidential candidate and political analyst who advised Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Reagan. He is the author of Churchill, Hitler, and “The Unnecessary War”: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World and A Republic, Not an Empire: Reclaiming America’s Destiny. Follow him on Twitter @PatrickBuchanan.
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Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from this website. He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. Visit https://scotthorton.org