Is America Ashamed of Its Christian Past?

Five days after declaring war on terrorism, the president urged Americans to be patient: “This crusade … is going to take awhile.” Immediately, the cry arose, “How could he be so cruelly insensitive!” Bush was scourged and admonished that he had insulted the Islamic world. Did he not know the …

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An Unnecessary War?

By Patrick J. Buchanan – The Washington Post In A Republic, Not An Empire, I take many controversial stands: Indicting Jefferson for naval disarmament, defending Polk’s war with Mexico, decrying U.S. annexation of the Philippines, and supporting Harding’s Washington naval treaty. But all has been trampled under by the hysterical …

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A Republic Not An Empire

by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 8, 1999 COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Citadel, South Carolina We must restore this nation’s military power… America must retrench and America must rearm. General Grinalds, distinguished guests, and friends of the Citadel. It is truly an honor to address this last graduating class of the 20th …

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Is Cataclysmic Terrorism Ahead?

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 …

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An America First Coalition — To Save Steel

Because the victory came after reporters left for the weekend, Friday’s historic vote never received the coverage it deserved. But that evening, an America First trade coalition was born, revealing its power by crushing the speaker’s own bill to renew “fast track” — Congress’ surrender of all rights to amend …

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A Resurgent U.S. Nationalism

Before Congress adjourns, yet another test of strength is coming between the disciples of globalism and the forces of a resurgent U.S. patriotism. The issue is “fast track,” a bill to strip Congress of all authority to amend trade treaties. Under fast track, once the Clintonites negotiate a trade deal, …

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Merger With Portent?

To any with a nodding acquaintance of history, this nation is taking an incredible gamble. When Spain, Holland, and Britain began to import what they once produced, and rely on finance and trade for their prosperity, not manufacturing and production, terminal decline set in. By 1917, free-trade Britain, blockaded, almost …

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Europe: The Artificial Nation

The European Union possesses none of the attributes of a nation — a common language, culture, history and heroes… Its internal contradictions and the natural disposition of all nations to put their own interests first will confound this utopian superstate… “The real divisions of our time,” writes the scholar Christian …

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