How a President’s Words Can Lead to War


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Patrick J. Buchanan – February 15, 2002 Ideas have consequences, wrote conservative Richard Weaver. So do words, when uttered by the most powerful man on earth. By threatening war against Iran, Iraq and North Korea in his now-famous “Axis of Evil” address, the president painted himself into a corner. Either Bush now goes to war […]

Enron and the Decline of Capitalism


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Patrick J. Buchanan – February 12, 2002 The 1950s gave us the “Fifth Amendment Communists” – men who hid behind the Constitution to cover up their treason. Now, we have the Fifth Amendment capitalists, the Enron men who invoke the constitution to cover up their betrayal of faithful employees. “Women and children first!” and “The […]

Scalia v. the Pope: Who’s Right on the Death Penalty?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan – February 8, 2002 Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia certainly set the cat down among the pigeons the other day at his alma mater Georgetown University. Challenging the views of the pope and the U.S. bishops, the justice urged any Catholic judge who could not in conscience impose a death sentence […]

The War Party and the ‘Axis of Evil’


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By Patrick J. Buchanan – February 5, 2002 With the exception of the War Party pundits who are orgasmic over Mr. Bush’s threat to launch preventive wars against the “axis of evil,” Iran, Iraq and North Korea, volunteers for the Great Crusade seem notably absent. Nowhere, not even among the nations supposedly threatened, has there […]

American Caesar


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Patrick J. Buchanan – February 1, 2002 “Upon what meat has this our Caesar fed that he has grown so great?” The line from “Julius Caesar” came to mind as I watched the president, triumphant in the Afghan war, thunderously threaten three nations with war, should they seek to acquire weapons the United States has […]

Next to Go: The U.S. Aircraft Industry


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By Patrick J. Buchanan – Jaunary 25, 2002 “Upon what meat has this our Caesar fed that he has grown so great?” The line from “Julius Caesar” came to mind as I watched the president, triumphant in the Afghan war, thunderously threaten three nations with war, should they seek to acquire weapons the United States […]

Does Libertarianism Lead to Statism?


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Patrick J. Buchanan – January 22, 2002 Among the adversaries of Big Government on the American scene, few have proven more principled than the libertarians. Believing with Jefferson that that government governs best which governs least, think tanks like Cato and Von Mises institutes can be found in the van of every movement to roll […]