Pulling Russia Back From the Abyss

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 14, 1998 Before the markets opened Monday in Moscow, Boris Yeltsin’s government issued a statement saying a new International Monetary Fund bailout was on the way. Russia’s stock market shot up 7 percent in a single day. And so the game goes on. In the run-up to this latest […]

Doomsday Scenario of James Baker

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 10, 1998 The economic fate of Asia and to a great extent the rest of the world … rests more than ever before in the hands of Japan’s political leaders and bureaucrats,” writes James Baker on July 8 in The Washington Times. The “worst-case scenario,” says an alarmed ex-secretary […]

Coming Clash Over Taiwan

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 7, 1998 A collision between the United States and China over Taiwan now seems certain. And Bill Clinton’s gratuitous assertion in China that the United States opposes Taiwan’s membership in any organization that requires nationhood as a condition makes it more certain. Why did Clinton have to pander? Apparently, […]

Perils of Pauline and Howard’s End?

by Patrick J. Buchanan – July 3, 1998 If a tree falls in a forest in Australia, out of earshot, does it make a sound? That old teaser is more than a party riddle today. For the tree falling in Australia is the conservative coalition of Prime Minister John Howard. And the ax chopping at […]

Patriotism in the Boardroom

by Patrick J. Buchanan – June 30, 1998 If they cannot pledge loyalty to America, why should Americans be loyal to them?… Not until two-thirds of the states ratified the Constitution did America become one nation under God. Yet some patriots still date the birth of the nation to Philadelphia, July 4, 1776. And as […]

Giant Sucking Sound: Part II

by Patrick J. Buchanan – June 26, 1998 The title of largest employer in the USA long ago passed to the McDonald’s and Wal-Marts. GM is now the largest employer – – in Mexico. And as the United Auto Workers strike spreads from Flint, Mich., it is easy to see where Motown’s future lies: south […]