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 […]

Political Rat Poison – NAFTA Expansion


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By Patrick J. Buchanan When Bill Clinton called a special session of Congress in 1994 to win approval of his giant General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) treaty, one feature in particular of that trade deal stuck in the craw of conservatives. Clinton had yielded U.S. sovereignty to a world court of trade, the […]

An American Economy for Americans


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 12, 1996 This year the U.S. merchandise trade deficit is running at $200 billion. By Trade Representative Mickey Kantor’s own figures – $1 billion in exports equals 20,000 jobs -our appetite for foreign goods will cost fellow Americans four million jobs. One wonders what it takes to shake our […]

The City and the Crusade


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Commencement Address for Christendom College Thank you for that gracious reception. I confess it is not the kind to which I am accustomed on most college campuses. But it is truly an honor to be here, at Christendom. Both to congratulate the graduating seniors, and to pay tribute to this college […]