Remedial Economic Nationalism 101

by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 18, 1998 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. […]

Do the “Declinists” Have a Point?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 15, 1998 “Lo, all our pomp of yesterday is one with Nineveh and Tyre!” So wrote Rudyard Kipling in “Recessional,” his 1897 poem penned at the peak of the British empire for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Two decades later, in 1918, a fateful year for Germany, the […]

Merger With Portent?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 12, 1998 To any with a nodding acquaintance of history, this nation is taking an incredible gamble. When Spain, Holland, and Britain began to import what they once produced, and rely on finance and trade for their prosperity, not manufacturing and production, terminal decline set in. By 1917, free-trade […]

How Clinton Survives

by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 8, 1998 “How does this guy survive?” As I learned on an April book tour, that question perplexes and puzzles. How does the president continue to ride so high in public approval, despite revelations that would end the career of a college or corporate president? How? A few reflections. […]

Europe: The Artificial Nation

by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 4, 1998 “The real divisions of our time,” writes the scholar Christian Kopff, “are not between left and right but between nations and the globalist delusion.” Thus, we all have a stake in the experiment to create a giant artificial nation called the “United States of Europe.” Why artificial? […]

Europe: The Artificial Nation

by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 4, 1998 “The real divisions of our time,” writes the scholar Christian Kopff, “are not between left and right but between nations and the globalist delusion.” Thus, we all have a stake in the experiment to create a giant artificial nation called the “United States of Europe.” Why artificial? […]

NATO Expansion: Unnecessary and Provocative

by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 30, 1998 A century ago, William McKinley, a teenage veteran of Antietam who had wanted his presidency remembered as a time of prosperity and peace, took America to war with Spain. It lasted four months, ending in total triumph for the United States, which lost more men to fever […]

America’s Bubble Economy

By Patrick J. Buchanan – April 28, 1998 Now that the Dow has crossed 9,000, the bulls of Wall Street are talking 15,000 by the end of the century, as the bears have all silently retreated deep into the recesses of their caves. A buoyant American triumphalism is the spirit of the hour. Japan’s economy […]

None Dare Call it Treason

by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 24, 1998 In 1953, in one of the dramatic acts of the Cold War, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed in Sing Sing prison for having turned over atomic secrets to Stalin’s Russia. America was a serious country then. Outside the hard left, few sympathized with the Rosenbergs as […]

The Computer Braceros

by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 21, 1998 Why is a Republican Party that once declared the protection of U.S. economic independence and the American standard of living the essence of its creed doing this? Why is the party of the full dinner pail colluding in a betrayal of American engineers and scientists who have […]