Remedial Economic Nationalism 101

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Letter to The Wall Street Journal Reading the five letters to the Editor (May 18) deployed to counter my lonely missive (May 12) celebrating the Protectionist Era (1865-1913) and rebutting the Smoot-Hawley myth, I am persuaded that remedial history should be a required course for all economists. Prof. Kent Jones …

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Do the “Declinists” Have a Point?

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by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 15, 1998 “Lo, all our pomp of yesterday is one with Nineveh and Tyre!” So wrote Rudyard Kipling in “Recessional,” his 1897 poem penned at the peak of the British empire for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Two decades later, in 1918, a …

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Merger With Portent?

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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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How Clinton Survives

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by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 8, 1998 “How does this guy survive?” As I learned on an April book tour, that question perplexes and puzzles. How does the president continue to ride so high in public approval, despite revelations that would end the career of a college or corporate …

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Europe: The Artificial Nation

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by Patrick J. Buchanan – May 4, 1998 “The real divisions of our time,” writes the scholar Christian Kopff, “are not between left and right but between nations and the globalist delusion.” Thus, we all have a stake in the experiment to create a giant artificial nation called the “United …

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Europe: The Artificial Nation

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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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NATO Expansion: Unnecessary and Provocative

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With NATO expansion, we give up forever our freedom to decide when and whether to go to war. We give up forever the opportunity to bring the boys home, and we lock ourselves forever into virtually every future European war… That One Worlders are doing this is easy to understand; …

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America’s Bubble Economy

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– April 28, 1998 Now that the Dow has crossed 9,000, the bulls of Wall Street are talking 15,000 by the end of the century, as the bears have all silently retreated deep into the recesses of their caves. A buoyant American triumphalism is the spirit of the hour. Japan’s …

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