[Conservative political commentator] Pat Buchanan announced that he had found a new star in the paleoconservative firmament: Vladimir Putin. In the article “Is Putin One of Us?,” Buchanan noted that while a “de-Christianized” United States had been embracing “homosexual marriage, pornography, promiscuity, and the whole panoply of Hollywood values,” Putin had stood up for the old-time virtues.
Buchanan suggested that a new global conservative bloc may be, and certainly should be, forming. Though many Americans are “still caught up in a Cold War paradigm,” he wrote, “the 21st century struggle may be horizontal, with conservatives and traditionalists in every country arrayed against the militant secularism of a multicultural and transnational elite.”
The Intolerant International. Bigots of the world, unite.