Free Trade: Pied Piper of Global Government


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 […]

New World Order Conservative Club


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By Patrick J. Buchanan House Majority Whip Tom DeLay has built such a reputation for hitting up Washington lobbyists for contributions he is known as “the Hammer.” In Sept. 21’s Washington Times, the Hammer came down on me. On “fast track” for NAFTA expansion, says Tom, I sound “Marxist” — “more like John Sweeney than […]