chapter  2
Cosmopolitanism or nativism?: US national identity and foreign policy in the twenty-first century
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Buchanan replied by boasting of his prescience in addressing the issue in 1992 when he was running against President George H. W. Bush in the Republican primaries. Buchanan lost the Republican nomination to the sitting president but was granted a central role at the Republican National Convention in Houston, Texas, later that year. Buchanan used the pulpit to full advantage. Savoring his moment in the national spotlight, Buchanan put forward the argument that the election was more than a discussion of economics.