The Next Great Taxpayer Raid

by Patrick J. Buchanan – September 1991 In erecting America’s gargantuan welfare state, its architects and enthusiasts followed a familiar and perfected pattern. First, a gaping social wound would be discovered – poor black folks suddenly without quality food in some county in Mississippi. Via tv, the “crisis” was nationalized, and the nation shamed: “In […]

The Voice in the Desert

by Patrick J. Buchanan – June 1, 1990 This essay, by Pat Buchanan, appeared in Senator Barry Goldwater’s 1990 book “The Conscience of a Conservative” (Regnery) which was originally published in 1960. Here is an excerpt from the book jacket: Here, thirty years after its astoundingly popular first publication … the book that, in essence, […]