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 […]

GOP is About to Defend Itself

By Patrick J. Buchanan – April 19, 1998 What kind of party is the GOP in the spring of 1998? Is it the authentic voice of a principled conservatism or, as its enemies insist, merely the political instrument of corporate America? With the return of Congress to the capital, the GOP faces decisions that will […]

GOP Snared in Clinton Tax Trap?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 16, 1998 A long time ago, Catholic schoolboys were admonished to “stay away from bad companions” and “avoid the occasions of sin.” Before colluding with Bill Clinton on the $516 billion tobacco tax hike, the GOP Senate should have heeded such advice. The party is now facing either a […]