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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
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The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

Book Reviews

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The Death of the West
How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization,

by Patrick J. Buchanan



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This book outlines Pat Buchanan's argument against immigration. His argument applies both to the United States and to Western Europe, and he cites numerous examples from both regions. His arguments can be encapsulated as:

  1. Caucasian westerners are not reproducing at a rate to replace their population, and non-Caucasians will take over demographically;
  2. Christian values are no longer defended either, and will be replaced by non-Christian values;
  3. The decay of the population and the decadence of the culture will lead to the collapse of western civilization.
Non-Caucasian non-Christians might not like the undertone of those arguments, but in this book it remains just an undertone. This book, written in 2002, makes the argument based on geopolitical analyses. Buchanan's later book, State of Emergency, written in 2007, draws the same conclusions by citing historical antecedents, primarily the collapse of ancient Rome (which Buchanan says is due to the same arguments encapsulated above) -- and still maintains just the undertone of superiority of Caucasians and Christians. Buchanan replaces the undertone with explicit racism in his most recent book on this same topic, Suicide of a Superpower, written in 2011.

Read in isolation, this 2002 book makes some reasonable arguments, and leaves non-racist readers to wonder, "Well, might these arguments be used by racists?" Buchanan's 2011 book clearly answers that question in the affirmative. Retrospectively, the 2002 and 2007 books are valuable for seeing how Buchanan avoided racism earlier; but in the context of the 2011 racist screed, these two earlier books must be seen merely as hiding Buchanan's true opinion under clever analyses.

-- Jesse Gordon, OnTheIssues editor-in-chief, January 2013
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Pat Buchanan: Rising abortion statistics are sign of dying civilization.
Crime
    Pat Buchanan: Rising crime results from de-Christianizing America.
Education
    Pat Buchanan: Our traditional books, heroes, and holidays have disappeared.
Families & Children
    Pat Buchanan: Secede from dominant culture to maintain traditional values.
    Pat Buchanan: Sex and Drugs and Abortions have killed the West.
Foreign Policy
    Bill Clinton: More interdependency with Canada and Mexico.
    Pat Buchanan: By not maintaining population, Europe has begun to die.
    Pat Buchanan: Europe is becoming more Islamic & Arabic, and paralyzed.
Immigration
    Bill Clinton: In 50 years, US will have no majority race, like NYC now.
    Pat Buchanan: Immigration tsunami will make whites a minority in US.
War & Peace
    Pat Buchanan: FactCheck: Nukes do not protect a country from attack.
    Pat Buchanan: By 2025, Iran will have atomic bomb, and 95 million people.


The above quotations are from The Death of the West
How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization,

by Patrick J. Buchanan
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