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A Republic, Not an Empire: Reclaiming America's Destiny Paperback – February 1, 2002
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The twin foreign-policy goals of interventionism and free trade that seem to drive the Clinton administration's foreign policy are, Buchanan argues, the same pursuits "that brought the British Empire to ruin." Empires fall, he reminds us, through war and too many foreign commitments. With the end of the cold war, he suggests, U.S. foreign policy has become chaotic, driven by special interests; the sum of U.S. global commitments has become greater than the country's ability to defend them. In the end, A Republic, Not an Empire proposes, the only country the United States can completely rely on and trust is itself. --Linda Killian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Regrettably, most reviews critical of A Republic, Not an Empire are blatant personal attacks on Mr. Buchanan by people who usually have not read his book. And if they said they read it we are merely taking there written word it. Words meant to assure us of their intellectual honesty, yet words tucked in a writing of hate. Which is exactly the opposite character of Mr. Buchanan. These attacks violate the spirit and the letter of the guidelines posted by Amazon for writing and posting reviews. Sadly Amazon lets these condescending and belittling reviews continue.
Thus, I would challenge everyone to ignore the reviews posted by me and others and read those above by Amazon, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist. While they admittedly strive to be fair, balanced, measured and objective, you will find all three tip-their-hat to Mr. Buchanan for wrestling with the important issues of our time with unparalleled historical research.
So the argument that America could have stayed out of the war even longer is valid. Obviously, the Chinese and Russians (and others), were very keen of getting us in the war to help their causes. With Russia getting pummeled by Germany, and Japan brutalizing China -- no doubt he's correct that there were outside forces trying to get us into W.W.II. Provoking Japan also helped to get the ball rolling for the forces of interventioinism. (By the way, please re-read his chapter on the Myth of American Isolationism)
Some terms stop all arguments: "racist", "anti-semetic", and now "isolationist"..If you're labeled an "isolationist" - all discourse stops and the "sheeple" bah in disgust!
Liberal propaganda has successfully marginalized Buchanan by labeling him "anti-Semitic", "racist", and an "isolationist". I think he makes a solid argument that America and our Western Allies might been better off if Hitler spent the first years of the wars on the eastern front.
If we are intellectually honest, we look back at W.W.Read more ›
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Regardless of your political views, it's well written and the arguments are thought-provoking.Published 4 months ago by R.K.
Buchanan is maybe, the last of American historians who explains EVERYTHING from the Revolution through the present day. The research is right on and brilliant. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ira S. Saposnik
Some call Buchanan a isolationist, but I see him as a non-interventionist. His pre-Iraq warnings should have been heeded.Published 15 months ago by Hugh
a rare book that explains what is wrong with the thinking of our nations leadersPublished 19 months ago by trudy
Pat Buchanan takes you from the founding of the republic to the late 1990's, when this book was written, and explains clearly how from about pre World World I on the diplomatic... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Heimdal
I read this book because I follow Pat Buchanan on The McLaughlin Report and wanted to read more about the historical record on which he bases his commentary. Read morePublished on January 5, 2014 by Anthony Manera