Buchananism's establishment allies.
Reason, May 1996Pat Buchanan won't be the Republican nominee. He has, however, shaken up "the establishment." Or so he'd have his followers believe.
Pure Creative Joy
Forbes ASAP, April 07, 1996It was 1973, and Dan Lynch had recently started a new job as manager of the computer laboratory for the Artificial Intelligence Group at SRI. He was charged with getting all kinds of weird peripherals -- robots, lasers, oddball equipment -- to talk to each other and to the lab's computers.
Why Steve Forbes is a serious candidate.
Reason, April 1996Ordinarily, the last thing I'd choose to write about this month is presidential politics. As I write, the Iowa caucuses are a week away, the New Hampshire primary more than two. As you read, they're history
Most people don't pay much attention to the news--which makes you wonder about all those polls.
Reason, March 1996During the federal government's first shutdown last fall, CNN sent a reporter out to get the proverbial man-in-the-street's thoughts on the subject. The reporter roamed what's usually referred to as "the affluent Westside" of Los Angeles, asking people why the government was closed and what Congress and the president were arguing about
Pat Buchanan's South Carolina Problem
The Wall Street Journal, March 01, 1996Yankee writers tend to think of Southerners as poor, backward souls who wave Confederate flags, worship their ancestors, and secretly long for the return of Jim Crow. Pat Buchanan is a typical Yankee writer.
It's All in the Head
Forbes ASAP, February 25, 1996"What is wealth?" the congressman asks the economist, and is unsatisfied with an answer involving gross national product. The congressman, who's spent most of his own career in nonpolitical pursuits, has other things in mind. He worries about an economy too dependent on trade and services. Farming, mining, and manufacturing, he believes, create wealth, transforming raw materials into something more valuable. Pretty much everything else--the work of physicians, for instance--only consumes wealth.
Conservatives' sudden discomfort with markets threatens the GOP coalition.
Reason, February 1996When he isn't busy defending the Unabomber's message in the pages of The Nation, self-styled "neo-Luddite" Kirkpatrick Sale gives speeches attacking just about every technological improvement since fire. The speeches end with a bang, as Sale hauls out a sledgehammer and smashes a personal computer
Abreast of History
Why breast implants are bigger than the New Hampshire primary.
Reason, January 1996The Very Important Conservative had read the October issue of REASON and had only one comment: "You had that eight-page article on breast implants." He has a very expressive voice, ironic and amused, so while he didn't actually roll his eyes, it seemed as though he had