George Bush, Protectionist

By Patrick J. Buchanan “I’ve abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system,” President Bush told CNN, defending his offer of $17 billion in loans to the Big Three “to make sure the economy doesn’t collapse.” Thus did Bush concede that protectionism, if a critical U.S. industry is in peril, must trump free-trade ideology. For […]

Socialist Republic

By Patrick J. Buchanan Barack Obama and George W. Bush seem to have come away from their study of the Great Depression with similar conclusions: To wit: After the Crash of 1929, the Federal Reserve did not move fast enough to save the banks and inject cash into the economy. Second, the New Deal, far […]

China’s Path to Power

By Patrick J. Buchanan For decades, before a heedless congregation, some of us have preached the old Hamiltonian gospel. Great nations do not have trade partners. They have trade competitors and rivals. Trade surpluses are superior to trade deficits. Tariffs on foreign goods are preferable to taxes on U.S. producers. Manufacturing, not finance, is the […]

Democracy — A Flickering Star?

By Patrick Buchanan In his 1937 “Great Contemporaries,” Winston Churchill wrote, “Whatever else may be thought about (Hitler’s) exploits, they are among the most remarkable in the whole history of the world.” Churchill was referring not only to Hitler’s political triumphs — the return of the Saar and reoccupation of the Rhineland — but his […]

Huck’s Hour of Power

by Patrick J. Buchanan During his speech to CPAC, among the best he has delivered, Mitt Romney suspended his campaign, so as not to imperil GOP prospects in the fall. Said Mitt, “If I fight on…all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely […]

We Did It To Ourselves Thanks to Free-Traders

by Patrick J. Buchanan “After 34 years with LTV Steel, I was forced to retire because of a disability. Two years later, LTV filed bankruptcy. I lost a third of my pension, and my family lost their health care. Every day of my life, I sit at the kitchen table across from the woman who […]

An Asian Nuclear Arms Race?

by Patrick J. Buchanan If there was any doubt North Korea had mastered the capacity to build nuclear bombs, it has been removed. We have clarity. The effect of North Korea‘s forced entry into the nuclear club, joining the United States, Russia, Britain, China, France, Israel, India and Pakistan, may be as far-reaching as was […]