The Befuddled “Jebbies” of Georgetown

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

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

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

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

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 […]

The Fast Track to Bailout City

by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 3, 1997 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 […]