The Dehumanization of Dissent


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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, […]

Malaise of the GOP — Is There a Cure?


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 2, 1999 Not since the Roaring Twenties, when the Republican Party was still “America’s Party,” has the GOP controlled so many seats in the House and Senate and in governors’ chairs. Yet, to many Republicans, this seems the very winter of their discontent. Inside the party, observers detect a […]

Look Who’s Arming Beijing


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 29, 1999 “China’s army conducted a military exercise last month with simulated missile firings against Taiwan and also for the first time conducted mock attacks on U.S. troops in the region … ” That was the jolting lead of a Jan. 26 story by Bill Gertz of The Washington […]

How Long Can the Good Times Last?


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 26, 1999 “Carpe diem,” wrote the poet Horace; seize the pleasure of the passing day. Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die. Gazing on the shambles of the Global Economy, the questions come: Is America sacrificing her future to perpetuate a fraud? Are we squandering our patrimony […]

Why Are We in Kosovo?


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 22, 1999 Once again, U.S. air and naval forces are preparing strikes on Serbia’s army and police for refusing to stand down in Kosovo. And, once again, Americans are deeply ambivalent about intervention. “Either we get in there with a NATO force, or we get the hell out,” said […]

Let Democrats Censure Clinton


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 19, 1999 Given 24 hours to present their case, the House managers spoke in a hushed Senate chamber, for once uninterrupted by the aging student radicals of the Judiciary Committee and demagogic rants from the House floor. So it was that the strength and power of the case against […]

Is That Bear Still Out There?


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 15, 1999 Christmas 1997, I ran into a former U.S. ambassador to Brazil and predicted that country’s currency, the real, would have to be devalued. He bet me a dinner it would not — by Jan. 1, 1999. I lost by 13 days, thanks to a $41.5 billion International […]

Is Cataclysmic Terrorism Ahead?


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – January 12, 1999 On the day after Pearl Harbor, ex-President Herbert Hoover sat down and wrote to friends: “You and I know that this continuous putting pins in rattlesnakes finally got this country bitten.” Japan’s sneak attack was one of the great acts of state terror, but its motive was […]