The Abolition of Christmas

By Patrick J. Buchanan – December 21, 2001 When I was a boy, Kensington was a village half an hour north of Chevy Chase Circle where, inside an ice-cold armory, Catholic kids practiced basketball. Montgomery County was a bedroom suburb of D.C. Nothing beyond existed, except for the Rockville drive-in. This fall, both precincts became […]

Free Trade: Pied Piper of Global Government

By Patrick J. Buchanan “John M. Culbertson, an economist known for mounting an articulate defense of protectionist economic policy long after the tenets of free trade were de rigueur among his colleagues, died on Sunday, in Madison, Wis. He was 80.” So read Sunday’s obit in The New York Times, which went on to quote […]

Food Terror and Fast Track

By Patrick J. Buchanan To make the Islamic world hate America, the Taliban may poison food packages the U.S. air-drops to Afghan children. So the Pentagon warned last week. After anthrax, food terror may be the next weapon unleashed. Congress is worried. But if food terror comes to America, it will not be the first […]

Remedial Economic Nationalism 101

By Patrick J. Buchanan Letter to The Wall Street Journal Reading the five letters to the Editor (May 18) deployed to counter my lonely missive (May 12) celebrating the Protectionist Era (1865-1913) and rebutting the Smoot-Hawley myth, I am persuaded that remedial history should be a required course for all economists. Prof. Kent Jones writes […]

Return of American Nationalism

by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 17, 1997 Scoff if you will at the claim, but I believe this fall may rank in historic significance in our time second only to the fall of 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down. Ridiculous, absurd, you say. Well, consider the three signal political events that marked this […]

The Fast Track to Bailout City

By Patrick J. Buchanan Politics is often beyond parody. On Sunday, House Speaker Newt Gingrich declared on “Meet the Press” that unless Congress approves “fast track,” it will “send a signal to the world that is devastating.” “(T)he world,” said Newt, “is looking for us to take leadership.” What does Newt mean by “leadership”? Well, […]

What the Crash of ’97 Portends

by Patrick J. Buchanan When the U.S. merchandise trade deficit came in at near $190 billion last year, free traders had a ready retort: Trade deficits don’t matter! Well, we’re about to find out. Since summer, stocks have crashed and burned in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and even mighty Hong Kong. […]

Fast Track and the Crisis of Conservatism

By Patrick J. Buchanan Do you trust Bill Clinton? That is the question both parties will answer in the vote on “fast track,” by which Congress unilaterally surrenders its right to amend any new trade deal Bill Clinton may cut. In saying “no” to fast track, the Democratic Party has said it does not totally […]