Why We Can’t Quit the Culture War


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 19, 1999 With the Senate’s failure to muster even a bare majority for the conviction of Bill Clinton, some conservatives are near despair. “I no longer believe that there is a moral majority,” writes veteran activist Paul Weyrich. “I do not believe that a majority of Americans actually share […]

U.S. Stretched to the Limit


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 16, 1999 In “Great Contemporaries,” Winston Churchill wrote that when Britain abandoned “splendid isolation” to create the Anglo-French alliance in 1904, “only one voice was raised in discord” — the earl of Rosebury. In public, Lord Rosebury said the pact was far more likely to lead to war than […]

China Checkmate for United States in Asia?


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 12, 1999 Is China preparing for a clash with the United States over Taiwan? What other explanation is there for the ominous moves China is making on the far side of the Taiwan Strait? On Jan. 26, The Washington Times reported that Beijing had conducted mock missile strikes on […]

Take a Walk on Censure


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – February 9, 1999 At every crossroads in the impeachment and trial of William Jefferson Clinton, the Democratic Party shoveled debris onto the path of justice. And because that party worships power, Clinton has evaded conviction for high crimes and misdemeanors. So, our president gets a pass and walks away. That […]

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 […]