Is That Bear Still Out There?


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 15, 1999 Christmas 1997, I ran into a former U.S. ambassador to Brazil and predicted that country’s currency, the real, would have to be devalued. He bet me a dinner it would not — by Jan. 1, 1999. I lost by 13 days, thanks to a $41.5 billion International […]

Is Cataclysmic Terrorism Ahead?


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 12, 1999 On the day after Pearl Harbor, ex-President Herbert Hoover sat down and wrote to friends: “You and I know that this continuous putting pins in rattlesnakes finally got this country bitten.” Japan’s sneak attack was one of the great acts of state terror, but its motive was […]

The Man Who Spits on Patriots’ Graves


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 8, 1999 Anyone raised in Catholic schools at mid-century often heard the term “invincible ignorance.” Nuns used it to describe those benighted souls who lacked mental competence to grasp the truth. Whenever I read a column by Ed Koch, the old phrase comes to mind. Koch recently cited as […]

No Deals — Get on With the Trial


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 5, 1999 In the weeks since the House voted to impeach Bill Clinton for high crimes, more than a few senators have been casting about for some way to evade their constitutional duty to conduct a trial. Republicans have been shaken by the public reaction to the House vote. […]

Our Self-Selecting Elite


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 1, 1999 Is the Ivy League the last acceptable bastion of prejudice in America? That seems a not unfair question, given the reaction to a recent column of this writer. That column, based on a piece by political activist Ron Unz, noted that the ethnic composition of Harvard’s student […]