How the Peso Plug Was Pulled


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By Patrick J. Buchanan After one of his great reforms had miscarried, Britain’s Whig Prime Minister Lord Melbourne exploded: “Nothing that the wise men promised has happened, and everything the damn fools said would happen has come to pass!” Well, it sure looks like the “damn fools” were right on the North American Free Trade […]

Foreign Aid: Ever With Us


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By Patrick J. Buchanan As for that $5 billion we send Israel and Egypt every year, it is more money than Ronald Reagan ever spent, in any single year, for SDI, a missile defense for the U.S. If national security is our concern, would it not make more sense to shift that $5 billion into […]

The Isolationist Myth


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By Patrick J. Buchanan High among the falsehoods is that ‘free trade’ made America prosperous and protectionism always made her poor… Poor Smoot and Hawley. They get it every time. During the closing hours of GATT debate, their names were everywhere: Reed Smoot and Willis Hawley, architects of that dreadful, ruinous tariff bill of 1931. […]

Clinton’s GOP Vanguard


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By Patrick J. Buchanan GATT is the Magna Carta of the Multinationals. It subordinates everything, from U.S. sovereignty to social stability, to trade. GATT empowers transnational companies to shut down U.S. plants, move factories overseas, hire foreign workers at 10 percent of the U.S. pay, and ship their products back here…..What we gain as consumers, […]

America First, NAFTA Never


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By Patrick J. Buchanan It’s Not About Free Trade — It’s About Our Way of Life… “It may not be too great a flight of rhetoric to say that, at this crossroads of post-Cold War history, Pat Buchanan and Ross Perot represent the cause of evil.” Thus did the New Republic close an editorial begun […]

Revolt Brewing Among Middle Americans


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By Patrick J. Buchanan NAFTA is….a giant step toward a new world order… Sometime, just after the Persian Gulf war pushed Mr. Bush’s approval rating above 90 percent, the United States crossed a political equator, entering a new political era, the distinguishing feature of which is a radicalized middle class. Kevin Phillips saw it coming […]

The Voice in the Desert


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – June 1, 1990 This essay, by Pat Buchanan, appeared in Senator Barry Goldwater’s 1990 book “The Conscience of a Conservative” (Regnery) which was originally published in 1960. Here is an excerpt from the book jacket: Here, thirty years after its astoundingly popular first publication … the book that, in essence, […]