Re-Enacting Wilson’s Folly

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 16, 1998 Watching America march, step by step, ever deeper into the Balkans brings to mind Hegel’s observation that the only thing we learn from history is that we do not learn from history. “My mind-set is Munich,” Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has exclaimed. Yet she and the […]

Who Shall Be Saved?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 13, 1998 As Congress adjourns in an orgy of capitulations to President Clinton to avoid a government shutdown, for which the GOP would be blamed, the two great questions of the coming 106th Congress are clear: Will Congress impeach the president, and will Congress be forced to choose between […]

Tax Cuts Take a Back Seat — To the IMF

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 6, 1998 Can it be that a Republican Congress will wind up killing a near $18 billion tax cut this year for American families, only to hand $18 billion over to the IMF to make the world safe for hedge funds? So it would seem. The GOP’s modest tax […]

Why is Kosovo’s Rebellion Our War?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – October 2, 1998 “What we are really talking about is a humanitarian disaster precipitated by the cold political calculus of an autocratic leader who has pursued a political strategy against his own citizens,” said U.S. Gen. Wesley Clark, supreme allied commander in Europe. Gen. Clark’s target was Slobodan Milosevic. Yet […]

An America First Coalition — To Save Steel

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 29, 1998 Because the victory came after reporters left for the weekend, Friday’s historic vote never received the coverage it deserved. But that evening, an America First trade coalition was born, revealing its power by crushing the speaker’s own bill to renew “fast track” — Congress’ surrender of all […]

Next Up: The Great Brazilian Bailout

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 27, 1998 In his marvelous novel “The Bonfire of the Vanities,” Tom Wolfe called them “Masters of the Universe” — the bond traders who worked high above Wall Street, earning princely fortunes buying and selling billions in bonds on the movement of a quarter penny in price. Well, now, […]

Woodstock Values vs. “God’s Country”

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 22, 1998 Just as Watergate was always about much more than who covered up a minor break-in, so the scandal that roils this city now is about far more than whether Bill Clinton exploited a 21-year-old intern and lied about it under oath. Monicagate is a battlefield in the […]

Wallace, The Unforgiven

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 18, 1998 Both men would today be damned as racists. The first believed in the superiority of the white race and in apartheid, and felt a “glorious consummation” of slavery would be to send all slaves back to Africa. His name was Abraham Lincoln. In his first inaugural address, […]

Let Puerto Rico Remain Puerto Rico

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 15, 1998 On July 25, 1898, U.S. Gen. Nelson Miles and his troops waded ashore at Guanica to capture Puerto Rico. Since the time of Queen Isabella and Columbus, the island had belonged to Spain. On the 100th anniversary of Miles’ invasion, thousands came to Guanica — some to […]

Get It Over With

by Patrick J. Buchanan – Sepetmber 14, 1998 “If it were done when ‘t is done, then ‘t were well/It were done quickly.” So said Macbeth — about the assassination of the king. Sound advice now. For the impeachment of a president is the republic’s bloodless way of dethroning and beheading a monarch. But this […]