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Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? Hardcover – October 18, 2011
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“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“Nobody turns a sharp phrase, drops an historical reference, or makes a literary allusion as naturally as Pat Buchanan.”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.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“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 on Suicide of a Superpower
“Well-written, well researched and highly persuasive.” ―Tom Piatak, Chronicles Magazine on Suicide of a Superpower
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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Europe is now reaping the consequences from years of unchecked immigration policies and the U.S. is now beginning to see the same unfortunate outcomes that are plaguing western Europe. Idealistic notions of "sameness" and equality (except under the law) are both naive and dangerous. In the end, everybody loses.
Many questions arise: will the identity chosen by these peoples conform to the dominant culture they are raised in? Or will skin color factor more? Then the serious question arises: identity confusion or identity limbo. Not quite this, but not quite that. Obviously some will form their own identity like Barack Obama (he is essentially an "African-American" even if his roots aren't based out of American slavery) but others will grow up and be not quite sure of this heritage. This isn't revolutionary science as many African-Americans aren't sure which region of Africa they are from and thus are not affiliated with any specific African identities unlike many white Americans (Italian, Irish, etc Americans). Instead they choose Africa over a certain African ethnic group from West Africa or Central Africa.
According to the Census interracial marriages are increasing every year. It isn't a substantial majority but it will consume a significant percentage of our population in the future. For example, per wikipedia, 14% of all marriages in America were mixed (ethnic and race). The results will be inconclusive. Yet we must consider most will spawn bicultural and biracial children. That's 1 in 10 marriages today. By 2020 it could be 1 in 8. By 2040 it could be 1 in 5. As America becomes less white, and more hispanics come in the odds of interracial marriages increase.
Will this strengthen American identity by stripping these people of specific identities (no longer white, black, latino, or asian but American)? Or, will it create a disillusioned demographic group that doesn't know their own heritage that could potentially be disassociated from the other more numerous ethnic groups? Not quite black, not quite hispanic, not quite white, but somewhere in between and thus not apart of any group.
It doesn't understate Pat's argument at all. Hardly. But I wish it was addressed with detail and the possible consequences both positive and negative. In fact it could be completely erroneous to America's future altogether. Even then I wish it was factored in somewhere.
As to Pat's book: outstanding literature.
READ THIS BOOK AND GET A BROAD VIEW INTO THE FUTURE....HISTORY ALWAYS REPEATS ITSELF...