Argentina: Another IMF Debacle

By Patrick J. Buchanan – December 29, 2001 “Economic unity and political unity are twins: one cannot be born without the other following,” said Friedrich List, the famed German economist and nationalist. Again and again, history has proven List right. Economic union leads inexorably to political union. The left has always understood this. The right […]

Peace Plan for the Holy Land

By Patrick J. Buchanan – December 27, 2001 Two thousand years after the first Christmas, Israeli tanks were firing in Manger Square in Bethlehem and Jewish children were being massacred by suicide-bombers in Jerusalem. The city of Christ’s birth and the city of his death were alike awash in hatred. Is peace possible in the […]

The Abolition of Christmas

By Patrick J. Buchanan – December 21, 2001 When I was a boy, Kensington was a village half an hour north of Chevy Chase Circle where, inside an ice-cold armory, Catholic kids practiced basketball. Montgomery County was a bedroom suburb of D.C. Nothing beyond existed, except for the Rockville drive-in. This fall, both precincts became […]

Free Trade: Pied Piper of Global Government

By Patrick J. Buchanan “John M. Culbertson, an economist known for mounting an articulate defense of protectionist economic policy long after the tenets of free trade were de rigueur among his colleagues, died on Sunday, in Madison, Wis. He was 80.” So read Sunday’s obit in The New York Times, which went on to quote […]

The Trojan Horse of Global Tyranny

By Patrick J. Buchanan – December 14, 2001 As every schoolchild used to know, the Trojan Horse was the scheme of the “wily Ulysses,” one of the Greek warriors besieging Troy. For a decade, the Greeks had failed to capture the great city. In defeat and resignation, they adopted Ulysses’ plan. They would build a […]

Why Did Japan Attack Us?

By Patrick J. Buchanan – December 11, 2001 Of all the days that will “live in infamy” in American history, two stand out: Sept. 11, 2001, and Dec. 7, 1941. But why did Japan, with a 10th of our industrial power, launch a sneak attack on the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, an act of […]

Coming Clash of Civilizations?

By Patrick J. Buchanan – December 7, 2001 With the ouster of the Taliban and eradication of the al-Qaida in Afghanistan, Islamic extremism has sustained a crushing defeat. But what continues to unsettle Americans is that film of Arab and Islamic people, wildly cheering the barbaric atrocities of Sept. 11. Is a war of civilizations […]

Israel’s Remaining Options… And Ours

By Patrick J. Buchanan – December 4, 2001 Whether the slaughter of 26 Israelis was a reprisal for Israel’s assassination of a Hamas leader or an attempt to kill President Bush’s peace initiative, it has succeeded. With Israelis justifiably enraged, peace negotiations are off the table. And given the revulsion felt by Americans at what […]