Why We Can’t Quit the Culture War

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 19, 1999 With the Senate’s failure to muster even a bare majority for the conviction of Bill Clinton, some conservatives are near despair. “I no longer believe that there is a moral majority,” writes veteran activist Paul Weyrich. “I do not believe that a majority of Americans actually share […]

U.S. Stretched to the Limit

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 16, 1999 In “Great Contemporaries,” Winston Churchill wrote that when Britain abandoned “splendid isolation” to create the Anglo-French alliance in 1904, “only one voice was raised in discord” — the earl of Rosebury. In public, Lord Rosebury said the pact was far more likely to lead to war than […]

China Checkmate for United States in Asia?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 12, 1999 Is China preparing for a clash with the United States over Taiwan? What other explanation is there for the ominous moves China is making on the far side of the Taiwan Strait? On Jan. 26, The Washington Times reported that Beijing had conducted mock missile strikes on […]

Take a Walk on Censure

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 9, 1999 At every crossroads in the impeachment and trial of William Jefferson Clinton, the Democratic Party shoveled debris onto the path of justice. And because that party worships power, Clinton has evaded conviction for high crimes and misdemeanors. So, our president gets a pass and walks away. That […]

The Dehumanization of Dissent

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 5, 1999 Browsing through Reason magazine recently, I stumbled on an article by a free-trade True Believer, who was profoundly perplexed over the inroads being made by economic nationalists. “In a time of unrivaled prosperity,” wailed Brink Lindsey, “what has made trade liberalization so bitterly controversial?” At which point, […]

Malaise of the GOP — Is There a Cure?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 2, 1999 Not since the Roaring Twenties, when the Republican Party was still “America’s Party,” has the GOP controlled so many seats in the House and Senate and in governors’ chairs. Yet, to many Republicans, this seems the very winter of their discontent. Inside the party, observers detect a […]

Look Who’s Arming Beijing

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 29, 1999 “China’s army conducted a military exercise last month with simulated missile firings against Taiwan and also for the first time conducted mock attacks on U.S. troops in the region … ” That was the jolting lead of a Jan. 26 story by Bill Gertz of The Washington […]

How Long Can the Good Times Last?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 26, 1999 “Carpe diem,” wrote the poet Horace; seize the pleasure of the passing day. Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die. Gazing on the shambles of the Global Economy, the questions come: Is America sacrificing her future to perpetuate a fraud? Are we squandering our patrimony […]

Why Are We in Kosovo?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 22, 1999 Once again, U.S. air and naval forces are preparing strikes on Serbia’s army and police for refusing to stand down in Kosovo. And, once again, Americans are deeply ambivalent about intervention. “Either we get in there with a NATO force, or we get the hell out,” said […]

Let Democrats Censure Clinton

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 19, 1999 Given 24 hours to present their case, the House managers spoke in a hushed Senate chamber, for once uninterrupted by the aging student radicals of the Judiciary Committee and demagogic rants from the House floor. So it was that the strength and power of the case against […]