Pat Buchanan has long flirted with anti-Semitism (not to be confused with being critical of Israel), but now he seems to have given up on pretending not to be. The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that Buchanan wrote an exclusive column for the American Free Press, an anti-semitic, Holocaust-denying publication.
It appears that Pat Buchanan, the former presidential candidate and Reagan staffer, has decided to throw in his lot with professional anti-Semites. Buchanan, who once thrilled the 1992 GOP convention with a rousing speech on the culture war, has become since the turn of the millennium increasingly racist in his thinking and writing. Even so, having his work published in a blatantly anti-Semitic publication is a new low.
On April 25, a column penned by Buchanan ran as an exclusive to theAmerican Free Press, a publication put out by Holocaust denier and longtime anti-Semite Willis Carto. Carto founded the anti-Semitic Liberty Lobby in offices not far from the White House, created the first Holocaust denial outfit Institute for Historical Review, and still publishes a denial magazine, Barnes Review. In general, the Press carries stories on Zionism, secret “New World Order” conspiracies, American Jews and Israel.
This appears to be the first time Buchanan, who has long played footsie with extremists and authored tracts loved by them, has written directly for them. In the past, Buchanan has cited neo-Nazi William Pierce in one of his books and worked closely with now deceased white nationalist stalwart Sam Francis, who edited State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America and other Buchanan books.
Anyone who is surprised by this hasn’t been paying attention to Buchanan’s career at all.