How the Peso Plug Was Pulled


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By Patrick J. Buchanan After one of his great reforms had miscarried, Britain’s Whig Prime Minister Lord Melbourne exploded: “Nothing that the wise men promised has happened, and everything the damn fools said would happen has come to pass!” Well, it sure looks like the “damn fools” were right on the North American Free Trade […]

Foreign Aid: Ever With Us


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By Patrick J. Buchanan As for that $5 billion we send Israel and Egypt every year, it is more money than Ronald Reagan ever spent, in any single year, for SDI, a missile defense for the U.S. If national security is our concern, would it not make more sense to shift that $5 billion into […]

The Isolationist Myth


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By Patrick J. Buchanan High among the falsehoods is that ‘free trade’ made America prosperous and protectionism always made her poor… Poor Smoot and Hawley. They get it every time. During the closing hours of GATT debate, their names were everywhere: Reed Smoot and Willis Hawley, architects of that dreadful, ruinous tariff bill of 1931. […]

Clinton’s GOP Vanguard


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By Patrick J. Buchanan GATT is the Magna Carta of the Multinationals. It subordinates everything, from U.S. sovereignty to social stability, to trade. GATT empowers transnational companies to shut down U.S. plants, move factories overseas, hire foreign workers at 10 percent of the U.S. pay, and ship their products back here…..What we gain as consumers, […]

Immigration Time-out


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By Patrick J. Buchanan – October 31, 1994 Ethnic militancy and solidarity are on the rise in the United States; the old institutions of assimilation are not doing their work… Proposition 187 “is an outrage. It is unconstitutional. It is nativist. It is racist”–Al Hunt, Capital Gang, CNN. That outburst by my columust colleague, about […]

The Crime Bill…GOP’s Unindicted Cohorts


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 31, 1994 …That crime bill stank to high heaven. Even if all the pork were excised, there is no way that it can be squared with GOP philosophy… Lastweek, six GOP senators deserted Bob Dole, crossed the aisle, voted with George Mitchell, and handed Bill Clinton his biggest victory […]

The Culture War Coming to Cairo


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by Patrick J. Buchanan – August 29, 1994 Anti-Catholicism, as has often been observed, is the anti-Semitism of the in intelligentsia. Thus, when word leaked that the Vatican, in seeking out allies at the U.N. population conference in Cairo, had contacted the Islamic states, including Libya and Iran, one knew the scribbling class would not […]