The legendary political commentator, conservative political operative and presidential candidate Pat Buchanan has now reportedly announced his official retirement from political writing.
Buchanan began his political career as a speechwriter for President Richard Nixon, and later worked as a senior advisor to Presidents Nixon and Gerald Ford. Buchanan also served as a White House director of communications under President Ronald Reagan.
In the 1990s, he ran for president three times as a candidate for the Reform Party and the Republican Party. Buchanan is known for his controversial views on issues such as immigration, trade, and foreign policy, and has been a vocal critic of globalization and the political establishment.
He has also written several books, including “The Death of the West” and “The Great Betrayal,” which outline his conservative worldview and critique of modern politics.
Buchanan’s views on issues such as immigration, trade, and foreign policy, which were seen as controversial and outside of the mainstream during his political career, have become more mainstream in recent years.
Buchanan’s critiques of globalization and the political establishment, as well as his calls for a more nationalist and populist approach to politics, were also considered to be highly influential in the rise of the “Trump movement” and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Buchanan’s view on trade, immigration, and foreign policy align with Trump’s “America First” policy which focused on protecting American workers and industries from competition from foreign countries. Buchanan’s criticism of the political establishment and the elite, and his calls for a more populist and nationalist approach to politics, also align with Trump’s campaign message and his appeal to working-class and disaffected voters.