Doomsday Scenario of James Baker

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 10, 1998 The economic fate of Asia and to a great extent the rest of the world … rests more than ever before in the hands of Japan’s political leaders and bureaucrats,” writes James Baker on July 8 in The Washington Times. The “worst-case scenario,” says an alarmed ex-secretary […]

Coming Clash Over Taiwan

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 7, 1998 A collision between the United States and China over Taiwan now seems certain. And Bill Clinton’s gratuitous assertion in China that the United States opposes Taiwan’s membership in any organization that requires nationhood as a condition makes it more certain. Why did Clinton have to pander? Apparently, […]

Perils of Pauline and Howard’s End?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 3, 1998 If a tree falls in a forest in Australia, out of earshot, does it make a sound? That old teaser is more than a party riddle today. For the tree falling in Australia is the conservative coalition of Prime Minister John Howard. And the ax chopping at […]