Protectionism, Patriotism Make a Comeback


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by Patrick J. Buchanan “I was really shocked when I read the Financial Times this morning that one of the candidates was pleading for more national champions and more protectionist action,” huffed Neelie Kroes, competition commissioner of the European Union. “It is outdated to talk about national champions. It is outdated to talk about protectionism.” […]

The Mid-Life Crisis of the EU


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by Patrick J. Buchanan The 50th birthday of the European Union, born in Rome in March 1957 as the European Economic Community or Common Market – of Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg – was a pallid affair. Understandably so. For though the EU has expanded to embrace 27 nations and boasts an economy […]

Interventions Without End?


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by Patrick J. Buchanan “Whatever happens in Iraq, retreat from the world is not an option,” wrote Financial Times columnist Philip Stephens last weekend. Why not? Because a world map highlighting those regions where the West’s vital resources are located would exactly overlap a map highlighting those regions where state power is crumbling, disease and […]

Congress’ Attack on the Presidency


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by Patrick J. Buchanan If the Senate and House judiciary committees issue subpoenas for Karl Rove and other White House aides to testify to their roles in the firing of the eight U.S. attorneys, President Bush should defy the subpoenas. He should accept the contempt citations and fight it all the way to the Supreme […]

The AIPAC Girl


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by Patrick J. Buchanan If George W. Bush launches a pre-emptive war on Iran, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will bear full moral responsibility for that war. For it was Pelosi who quietly agreed to strip out of the $100 billion funding bill for Iraq a provision that would have required President Bush to seek congressional […]

Gen. Pace vs. Parson Warner


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by Patrick J. Buchanan “You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you,” said Leon Trotsky. And that is surely true of the culture war. Before an editorial board of the Chicago Tribune, Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, not only endorsed presidential policy by which active homosexuals are […]

Bush’s Thermidor


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by Patrick J. Buchanan In the calendar of the French Revolution, Thermidor was the second month of summer. On 9 Thermidor (July 27, 1794), Robespierre was guillotined and the Reign of Terror came to an end. Thermidor has thus come to mean the turning point in a revolution, when the fever passes on and the […]