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Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? [Kindle Edition]

Patrick J. Buchanan
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America is disintegrating. The "one Nation under God, indivisible" of the Pledge of Allegiance is passing away. In a few decades, that America will be gone forever. In its place will arise a country unrecognizable to our parents. This is the thrust of Pat Buchanan's Suicide of a Superpower, his most controversial and thought-provoking book to date.

Buchanan traces the disintegration to three historic changes: America's loss of her cradle faith, Christianity; the moral, social, and cultural collapse that have followed from that loss; and the slow death of the people who created and ruled the nation. And as our nation disintegrates, our government is failing in its fundamental duties, unable to defend our borders, balance our budgets, or win our wars.

How Americans are killing the country they profess to love, and the fate that awaits us if we do not turn around, is what Suicide of a Superpower is all about.

Editorial Reviews


Praise for Pat Buchanan:

“Buchanan is an honest writer who … minces nothing except an occasional opponent.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Nobody turns a sharp phrase, drops an historical reference, or makes a literary allusion as naturally as Pat Buchanan.”
Human Events

“Buchanan is a muscular writer, fully in command of the English language he feels is under siege. He is adept at linking history, statistics, and the writings of philosophers and economists to proffer forceful arguments.”
The Washington Post

“Mr. Buchanan … is positively fearless. He is also right.”
—Tony Blankley, The Washington Times

“His approach is that of a true conservative, offering a perspective rooted in American tradition initiated by Washington.”
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Praise for Suicide of a Superpower:

"Suicide of a Superpower traces the changes in governance and culture in America that foreshadow a decline of epic proportions. ... Buchanan is no stranger to controversy. Nor is he prone to exaggerate. The crises he describes are real, and he is not afraid to say they ‘may prove too much for our democracy to cope with.’"
--Jack Kenny, The New American Magazine

"A stunning Jeremiad on America’s decline, written with characteristic muscle and wit."
--Timothy Stanley, The Telegraph (UK)

"Buchanan offers an astute diagnosis of America’s problems and gives constructive suggestions to put us back on track."
--Virgil Goode (Former Congressman R-VA), The Daily Caller

"Well-written, well researched and highly persuasive."
--Tom Piatak, Chronicles Magazine

About the Author

PATRICK J. BUCHANAN, America’s leading populist conservative, was senior adviser to three American presidents, ran for the Republican nomination in 1992 and 1996, and was the Reform Party’s presidential candidate in 2000. The author of ten other books, Buchanan is a syndicated columnist and founding member of three of America’s foremost public affairs shows, NBC’s The McLaughlin Group and CNN’s The Capitol Gang and Crossfire. He lives in McLean, Virginia.

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  • File Size: 786 KB
  • Print Length: 497 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (October 18, 2011)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YD36HS
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5.0 out of 5 stars Provocative Prophesy of America's Future October 18, 2011
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I have to say at the beginning of my review that while I don't always agree with Pat Buchanan's prescriptions, his descriptions of what's going on in America tend to be highly accurate and significant. Even if you disagree with Pat's assessment of the trends he chronicles in "Suicide of a Superpower," his passionate portrayal of these trends should be provocative and enlightening for both his critics and his allies.

What Pat presents are undeniable trends that are in the process of radically transforming America. It's up to us to debate whether these radical changes are good or bad, but we should thank Pat Buchanan for bringing so many of them together all in one place, and for helping to connect the dots to see how they all relate. We all know that these dramatic changes are provoking a series of crises: we'll all be better prepared to deal with these crises if we know what we're up against. What we'll all have to decide is if we want a Christian nation with the moral, economic, and social fruit of such a culture, or whether we want a more relativistic, socialistic, and atheistic nation.

Pat begins in his Introduction with a warning from Soviet Russia: that America is no longer truly a nation, which he defines as "a people of a common ancestry, culture, and language who worship the same God, revere the same heroes, cherish the same history, celebrate the same holidays, [and] share the same music, poetry, art, literature." Pat's thesis is clear throughout the book: America is disintegrating before our eyes. "What happened to the country we grew up in?" It's a question that I, as someone born in 1960 and someone who shares Pat's Christian beliefs, can identify with.

Pat begins his argument in Chapter 1 with an economic argument.
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107 of 123 people found the following review helpful
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Imagine an America where every major city from coast-to coast looks like Los Angeles. Sound far-fetched? According to author, syndicated columnist and conservative political commentator Pat Buchanan this is among the "coming attractions" our nation can look forward to in the coming decades. It is not a pretty picture. When I was growing up we were taught that the United States of America was the great "melting pot" where people of all races, religions and nationalities would come to assimilate themselves into the common American culture. For the most part these folks left native languages and most of their traditions behind. They were proud to become Americans. But as the result of the cultural revolution of the 1960's and some rather dubious legislation passed during that same decade the landscape has changed dramatically. The America that people of my generation grew up in is under seige and Pat Buchanan argues passionately that what is destined to replace it will be an unmitigated disaster. "Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?" lays out all of the pertinent facts for everyone to digest. This is an epic volume that is the culmination of Pat Buchanan's remarkable career commenting on the American culture and economy. Frankly, I just couldn't put this one down.

Now I must confess that I have been a huge fan of Patrick J. Buchanan since I first discovered him on CNN's "Crossfire" and "The McLaughlin Group" in the early 1980's. As far as I am concerned he has been one of the few prominent political commentators with the courage to discuss the inevitable consequences of such dubious social and economic policies as NAFTA and GATT, the rush to multiculturalism and unchecked immigration. He has been spot on with his prognostications.
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Written by a conservative Republican for a like audience, it is unfortunate that the issues it raises are not apt to be openly debated in the media. Much of the book deals with the human proclivity for ethnonationalism versus the ideology of multiculturalism. Detailing the disastrously failed effects of splitting cultures and grouping them into arbitrary and disparate nations following WWI, Buchanan goes on to explain why such attempts are doomed to fail. Buchanan also criticizes the U.S.'s imperialistic and arrogant foreign policy failures following the end of the Cold War. The book also discusses our well-intentioned (but mismanaged) efforts with respect to civil rights, and the probable outcomes of those failed policies. And Buchanan discusses the post-1965 changes in the U.S.'s immigration policies and the probable outcomes of those changes. Buchanan also bemoans the loss of Christian faith in the U.S., and the subsequent changes in its citizens' behavior and moral perceptions. The final chapter is a rallying cry for the Republican party to get its priorities straight before our country becomes yet another dysfunctional, failed superpower for the pages of history. The book is well written and documented, although it certainly has a partisan bias. For a nonpartisan and scholarly treatment of many of the issues raised in Buchanan's book, I highly recommend Byron M. Roth's "The Perils of Diversity: Immigration and Human Nature". Buchanan's book addresses many of my own questions and feelings as I watch the quality of life in the U.S. decline: the crime and gang violence ripping apart our cities and even small towns, permanent unemployment and job loss, and the failed foreign policies and reputation of the country I grew up in. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars recommend!
on time, recommend!
Published 10 days ago by Michael Heberling
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Written & Researched
I'm not a big Pat Buchanan fan but the book is full of great insights, most of which I agree with. It's well written and researched. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kug
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Published 2 months ago by Kenneth A. Wade
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
interesting conservative commentary, in todays political time
Published 2 months ago by Handgunner
3.0 out of 5 stars Some of the author's points are well taken.
Some of the author's points are well taken. However, judging from the situation as it is 2015, events are not moving nearly as fast as he thinks.
Published 2 months ago by Swordsman
5.0 out of 5 stars America - When & What Went Wrong .
Unfortunately it seems that P J Buchanan is so correct in his description of where America is headed! Book arrived as described.
Published 4 months ago by Rob W.
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great book.
This is a great book...Pat is so right on, how this country's future is in question, with so many diverse factions Balkanizing us. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jo Ann A. Amorelli
Published 5 months ago by raymond tierney
5.0 out of 5 stars So Acurate and True it will always be ignored.
An extremely important book that predicts things that are happening and will come. The logic is undeniable, but like all similar books it has and will be ignored as the truth is... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Michael Dant
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed reading Pat's book and we're are really on a ...
I enjoyed reading Pat's book and we're are really on a down hill with nothing in site that will it turn it around.

God Bless and have a joyful Christmas
Published 5 months ago by Joseph Simich
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