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Patrick Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three Presidents, a two-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, and was the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000.

Like ISIS, which smashed the storied ruins of Palmyra, and the al-Qaida rebels who ravaged the fabled Saharan city of Timbuktu, the new barbarism has come to America. This is going to become a blazing issue. Whose side are you on?

Once all the Southern Civil War monuments are gone, should we go after the statues of the slave owners whom we Americans have heroized? Are we building our utopia on a sandpile of ideology and hope?

Given the rising risk of our war guarantees and the paltry rewards of the American Imperium — we are being bled from Libya to Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen — a true America First foreign policy is going to become increasingly attractive.

If this city brings Trump down, will the rest of America rejoice? What will be the reaction out there in fly-over country, that land where the "deplorables" dwell who produce the soldiers to fight our wars?