A Time For Truth About China

by Patrick J. Buchanan – April 5, 1999 Address to the Commonwealth Club San Francisco, California My subject today is U.S.-China relations on the eve of the visit of Mr. Zhu Rongji to the United States. In the decade that has elapsed since the last visit of a Chinese premier, much has transpired that is […]

Levi-Strauss Lays Off 5,900 U.S. Workers

by Patrick J. Buchanan – March 9, 1999 USA Today To the women and African-Americans who hold most of the jobs in textiles and apparel, news that Levi Strauss is laying off 5,900 U.S. workers is a premonition of what awaits them. Their death sentence has been rendered, and there is to be no appeal. […]

Presidential Announcement Speech

by Patrick J. Buchanan – March 2, 1999 New Hampshire Friends, it is wonderful to come home to this state that holds so many cherished memories for Shelley and me. I have come here to make to the good people of New Hampshire a solemn promise: God willing, from today to the nation’s first primary, […]

Growing Peril to U.S. Sovereignty

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 26, 1999 Up at the United Nations, the carpenters of the New World Order are busy constructing the world’s first permanent war crimes tribunal. Modeled on the Nuremberg court that convicted the Nazis, the new tribunal claims jurisdiction over all nations, including the United States. Last July, America rejected […]

Any Way Out of the Global Crisis?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 23, 1999 Now, it’s official. The United States is the last great economy firing on all eight cylinders in a global collapse. America is the last domino. In 1997, Thailand, Indonesia and South Korea had to be bailed out with $115 billion in International Monetary Fund loans. Last year, […]

Why We Can’t Quit the Culture War

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 19, 1999 With the Senate’s failure to muster even a bare majority for the conviction of Bill Clinton, some conservatives are near despair. “I no longer believe that there is a moral majority,” writes veteran activist Paul Weyrich. “I do not believe that a majority of Americans actually share […]

U.S. Stretched to the Limit

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 16, 1999 In “Great Contemporaries,” Winston Churchill wrote that when Britain abandoned “splendid isolation” to create the Anglo-French alliance in 1904, “only one voice was raised in discord” — the earl of Rosebury. In public, Lord Rosebury said the pact was far more likely to lead to war than […]

China Checkmate for United States in Asia?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 12, 1999 Is China preparing for a clash with the United States over Taiwan? What other explanation is there for the ominous moves China is making on the far side of the Taiwan Strait? On Jan. 26, The Washington Times reported that Beijing had conducted mock missile strikes on […]

Take a Walk on Censure

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 9, 1999 At every crossroads in the impeachment and trial of William Jefferson Clinton, the Democratic Party shoveled debris onto the path of justice. And because that party worships power, Clinton has evaded conviction for high crimes and misdemeanors. So, our president gets a pass and walks away. That […]

The Dehumanization of Dissent

by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 5, 1999 Browsing through Reason magazine recently, I stumbled on an article by a free-trade True Believer, who was profoundly perplexed over the inroads being made by economic nationalists. “In a time of unrivaled prosperity,” wailed Brink Lindsey, “what has made trade liberalization so bitterly controversial?” At which point, […]