THE DEATH OF THE WEST by Patrick J. Buchanan

THE DEATH OF THE WEST

How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization

KIRKUS REVIEW

It’s the Great White Hope pitted against the godless hordes in Buchanan's (A Republic, Not an Empire, 1999, etc.) stark worldview from the fringe right.

Buchanan makes no effort in these pages to sway readers to his position. It's bully-pulpit blather from the outset to his congregation of conservative malcontents. The West—by which he means America circa 1950—is at the end of its tether. Why? Because we are not procreating fast enough and because we have jettisoned all moral compasses in our lives. How has this come about? By the cultural elite pushing on a gullible population, with the active consent of both Republicans and Democrats, the hedonistic ways of the 1960s. The US no longer demands its immigrants to enter the melting pot; we are now a Balkan, a multicultural nightmare that can’t appreciate the traditional sentiments of the Confederate flag, that demands respect for our differences, that broadcasts notions of equality. Socialists and feminists and assorted “fellow travelers” are the agents behind all the trouble, people like Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Manson, espousing the values of pensions, nonreproductive sex, population control, and other such civilization-destroyers. Buchanan sees two Americas—“Mother Angelica and the Sunday sermon compete with Ally McBeal and Sex and the City”—and the first is going down fast as “European stock,” something not replaced as quickly as the waves of unwashed immigrants hitting our shores. The Christian white man did no wrong in Buchanan's history book and from him our cues should still be taken. Remember: “Had it not been for the West, African rulers would still be trafficking in the flesh of their kinsmen.”

Shameless, embarrassing rantings. Little attests to the moral health of this nation more than the fact that it’s made a mockery of Buchanan's presidential ambitions time and again.

Pub Date: Jan. 18th, 2002
ISBN: 0-312-28548-5
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Dunne/St. Martin's
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2001




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