The Political Superbowl of ’98


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 8, 1997 With each bailout, money managers go unpunished and, indeed, are rewarded for stupidity, while incompetent regimes never pay the price of their economic blunders and thus never correct them…And if the stock price of Reed’s bank plunged, and loans had to be written down, and other big […]

Is the South Rising Again?


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 1, 1997 During the civil rights movement, demonstrators who “sat in” at segregated lunch counters or defied court orders were routinely absolved. And Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was lionized by our liberal establishment for his imitation of India’s apostle of non-violence, Gandhi, and his understanding of the validity […]

No More Bailouts — Abolish the IMF!


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 1, 1997 If the people of South Korea were starving, Americans would send food. If they were victims of a natural disaster, an earthquake or typhoon, planeloads of American doctors and nurses, shiploads of medicine and supplies, would be instantly on the way. But Asia’s financial crisis is not […]

The Befuddled “Jebbies” of Georgetown


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 24, 1997 That God became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ — that he was crucified, died and rose again to redeem mankind — is the core belief of Roman Catholicism. To testify to those truths and spread that faith, French Jesuits were among the first Europeans to […]

The Isolation of America


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 20, 1997 With Russia’s Yevgeny Primakov, the ex-KGB chief, emerging as the “honest broker” between the United States and Iraq, it must be clear now, even at the White House, that U.S. Middle East policy is in a shambles. Saddam Hussein is breaking out of his isolation; the Russians […]

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 Lost Allure of Global Free Trade


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 10, 1997 LONDON — President Clinton’s decision to pull his fast-track trade bill from the House floor early Monday morning rather than face a humiliating defeat marks a turning point in U.S. history. For the first time since World War II, the nation’s financial, political and intellectual elites have […]

The Silver Lining in Houston


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 6, 1997 Backers of racial preferences are taking heart from a 54 percent-46 percent ballot victory in Houston that upholds a policy which sets aside 20 percent of the city’s business exclusively for minorities and women. “Houston’s Support of Affirmative Action May Slow Opposition Efforts Elsewhere” headlined a Wall […]