Atheists in the Cub Scout Den

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 6, 1998 The opening lines of the Boy Scout oath run thus: “I promise to do my best / To do my duty to God and my country.” In 1991, 9-year-old twins Michael and William Randall of Anaheim Hills, Calif., refused to take the oath, or to acknowledge any […]

Are the Days of Wine and Roses Over?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 2, 1998 While Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin is winning applause for shoveling $10 billion into South Korea to avert a default, it is clear neither he nor the IMF saw this crisis coming. Their soothing assurances have about them a ring of hollowness and trepidation… As 1997 ends, even […]

The Policeman of the Balkans

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 22, 1997 Those who warned that the U.S. troop commitment to Bosnia risked an open-ended entanglement in the Balkans were right. Bill Clinton has now confirmed that U.S. troops will remain indefinitely. No plan, no strategy, no timetable exists for their withdrawal. What are the conditions the president has […]

Lessons of Clinton’s Kyoto Capitulation

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 18, 1997 The blockheads at the IMF and World Bank were sitting in the cab of the locomotive when it jumped the tracks and went over the trestle into the creek. Now, they want to oversee rail safety!… The American diplomatic collapse at Kyoto, Japan, has one salutary benefit. […]

Dishonoring Our Fathers

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 15, 1997 “First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen” was the tribute of “Light-Horse Harry” Lee on the death of his old chief, the greatest American of his age, George Washington. Two centuries later, the father of his country has become an […]

American Surrender at Kyoto

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 11, 1997 On Sept. 2, 1945, Gen. Douglas MacArthur stood on the deck of the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay as the Empire of Japan, in the person of Foreign Minister Shigemitsu, signed its surrender. On Dec. 7, 1997, Al Gore rose in Kyoto to tell the world America […]

The Political Superbowl of ’98

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 8, 1997 With each bailout, money managers go unpunished and, indeed, are rewarded for stupidity, while incompetent regimes never pay the price of their economic blunders and thus never correct them…And if the stock price of Reed’s bank plunged, and loans had to be written down, and other big […]

Is the South Rising Again?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 1, 1997 During the civil rights movement, demonstrators who “sat in” at segregated lunch counters or defied court orders were routinely absolved. And Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was lionized by our liberal establishment for his imitation of India’s apostle of non-violence, Gandhi, and his understanding of the validity […]

No More Bailouts — Abolish the IMF!

by Patrick J. Buchanan – December 1, 1997 If the people of South Korea were starving, Americans would send food. If they were victims of a natural disaster, an earthquake or typhoon, planeloads of American doctors and nurses, shiploads of medicine and supplies, would be instantly on the way. But Asia’s financial crisis is not […]

The Befuddled “Jebbies” of Georgetown

by Patrick J. Buchanan – November 24, 1997 That God became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ — that he was crucified, died and rose again to redeem mankind — is the core belief of Roman Catholicism. To testify to those truths and spread that faith, French Jesuits were among the first Europeans to […]