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Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?

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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 disin
Paperback, 496 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published October 18th 2011)
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Pat, Pat, Pat... I worked for Pat in 1992 and will always remember him as a nice, funny, and ridiculously smart person. In his defense, and to his discredit, he has not changed at all. This book should have been subtitled, "How the country I grew up in was ruined by all of these brown people." While Pat is a great writer and therefore fun to read, he offers nothing new in this book. Day of Reckoning, State of Emergency, and now Suicide. I suppose the next book will be called, "I am not kidding, ...more
Roland Bruno
Lacking the humor of Mark Steyn's "After America", this title has the subtlety of a kick in the teeth. Once upon a time we lived by "common sense" but that was replaced by political correctness, moral equivalency and the fantastical pursuit of an egalatarian utopia. Truthfully, turning away from this new reality in my opinion is an even greater fantasy. It's not going to happen. Buchanan eloquently explains how we've gotten to this point and where it's leading us. He offers suggestions on how to ...more
Patsy Gantt
I think this one is going to keep that five-star rating to the very end. America needs to wake up and listen to Mr. Buchanan. Unfortunately, that would mean stopping immigration for a while. But the more difficult task is that we need to declare ourselves a Christian nation again and re-think our "tolerance" and multinationalism. Mr. Buchanan speaks from good common sense - a nation is built (and remains strong) when it shares common religion, culture, and morals. When a nation embraces diversit ...more
Fredrick Danysh
America is losing its status as a superpower. National debt as a percent of gross domestic product is increasing, the federal payroll is growing larger, more people are receiving handouts, the religious and moral values of the country are being lost, and the Democratic party is buying votes to stay in power with its giveaway programs. Even if you don't agree with the aauthor, this work should give you food for thought.
I read yesterday that MSNBC is considering banishing Buchanan, again, for publishing this book. Interesting tactic for a "news" outlet. The idea that certain ideas "approved" by the left cannot be suppressed, while other, disfavored ideas, cannot be permitted, is one of the points Buchanan quite eloquently makes in this exhaustively researched and exceedingly well written tome.
Jim Blessing
As expected, this was a hate-filled diatribe by the person who pushed my spouse out of the Republican party via his culture war speech at the 1992 Republican convention. Buchanan's attempts to use statistics to support his views are entertaining. His view tends to remind one of immigrant whites trying to hold onto large black-majority African nations (such as South Africa) in the 20th century.
This is Pat Buchanan's eloquent call to arms and guidebook on how to save this country as she is in death's grasp. Every white person needs to read this book and understand that they are being exterminated through low birth rates and mass immigration, how our financial woes came to be and the idiocy of our public "leaders". Pat Buchanan is easily the most brilliant mind in America today. The Republican party also needs to wake up and listen to him, as they are currently defunct thanks to their r ...more
I can't say I agreed with a lot of what Pat Buchanan offered, but I did like the fact that he's a man of his beliefs, and states his case clearly and without apology. The theme I get from reading the book is that he really misses the good old days when "his" America was a society of white, Christian men, and he laments the fact that the Country is evolving toward a more secular, multi-ethnic society.

It quickly becomes clear that Pat Buchanan isn't for affirmative action in this Country, and tel
Adam Spivey
This book is so good Pat Buchanan recently got fired from MSNBC for writing it. I guess the politically correct police couldn't refute his arguments so they just blacklisted him from being heard.
Buchanan is always an interesting read, though he doesn't quite have the knobs in all the right places.
Though this book seems to jump all over the place, many of Buchanan's points are right on the money. Funny that he's getting all this flack in the media because his chapters that come out against multiculturalism are perceived as racist. He may be racist, I don't know, but his point that as a general rule, people like to hang out with people who are like each other--well basically, that is valid, Latinos hang with Latinos, Blacks with Blacks, Whites with Whites, Mormons hang with other Mormons, ...more
I admire Buchanan much more now, after having read this book. I've read a couple of his books, but he's never exhibited the kind of Christian wisdom he showed in this book. He recognizes the spiritual decline in America is responsible for the cultural and political decline we are experiencing now.

He takes direct aim at multiculturalists in this book, with even greater precision and force than in "Day of Reckoning." He argues that the flood of third-world immigration into the Western nations is o
Well, that is the most thought provoking book I have read in a very long time. I don't agree with him on some things (the racist undercurrents make me very uncomfortable), and there is quite a bit that I don't know if he is right or not. However, it definitely gave me a lot to think about.

DISCLAIMER - The author does not provide solutions (Oh, wait, he does directly suggest some overall solutions at the end of the last chapter). He just states the problems, the perceived causes and where these p
Kym Andrew Robinson
Pat Buchanan is a talented writer and for the most part a skilled historian. He is an interesting man who has lead a very privileged and distinct life.

While I do enjoy hearing and reading Buchanan, whether I agree or not, I find that when he addresses subjects like this he does so from a very self orientated perspective.

As an outsider I have a very unique perspective of what it means to be American and what the supposed American ideals are. I have read a great deal on the subject and have been r
G Budai
Harsh warning from Mr. Buchanan. Spiritual decline would have anything to do with recent situation? Buchanan is trying to grasp the complexity of the modern US, but I don’t see abandoning the general Christian declaration is one of the causes of some future disintegration. I still considering USA as country that is providing the leading edge to humanities struggle to survive. Unfortunately, other big nations are not ready to join this board since still trying to cope with tribal mental remaining ...more
A definite book to read if you love America. Pat Buchanan lays out the problems with our country and the road we must take if we are to save our country and keep it what our forefathers planned it to be. Current powers in charge are slowly destroying all we once had, and must be stopped before we lose all our freedoms.
A book everyone should read if they want to understand what is really happening to their Nation. A concise look at how America is destroying itself in ways that no foreign enemy could accomplish
This book is a wake up call for America. Let's hope our leaders leverage Buchanan's suggestions and save our Republic.
Diana Vale Balatico
"Will America survive to 2025?"

Are you serious? What kind of sentence is that? I can't stand this book.
Partisan but well written and some very good points
I'll be blunt: Every American should read this book. I don't say that lightly, nor do I give books 5 stars at random. If you want to know how our country got to the point where it is now (culturally, morally, politically, religiously, etc.), whether you are content with the current state of things or not, and where we are probably going to end up in the years and decades ahead, you will find plenty of fact-based information here. Almost prophetic in his scope, Buchanan covers not only the United ...more
Todd Wilhelm
"From 2000 to 2010, America saw 50,000 factories close and 6 million manufacturing jobs disappear. China, Japan, the EU, Canada, and even Mexico ran up hundreds of billions or trillions of dollars in trade surpluses with the United States. Is this because their workers are more capable and efficient?

No. Worker for worker, Americans are the best. Why, then, are we losing? Because China, Japan, and Germany are trade predators not trade partners. They look on trade the way Vince Lombardi looked on
Buchanan decries the decadence which he contends is contributing to the death throes of the once great American nation. He offers many simple solutions, none of which have any realistic chance of being implemented: The cult of multiculturalism must be replaced with the former requirement of the acculturation of immigrants. The melting pot reinstated by stringently enforcing our borders, imposing punitive measures for those who hire illegal immigrants, imposing English as the official language, e ...more
Pat Buchanan exposes the risks America faces today and what those dangers will mean for the country’s future.
Since Obama took office, conservative pundits have been mainstays on the best-seller list. And now, the best-selling author and political legend Pat Buchanan weighs in with a warning against not only the dangers that the country faces under Obama, but the risk of sliding into irrelevancy that the Republican party faces if it chooses to forget its core values. As he shows in this incisive
The author laments the fading of the Christian religion from American life because he sees it as an indispensable foundation of our culture. He touches on the social consequences of the collapse of the family – birthrates below replacement levels, skyrocketing divorce rates as a result of whites scheduled to become a minority by 2042 along with nations in Europe and Asia headed for extinction. He fears the nation has abandoned its historic commitment to liberty and equality of opportunity to pu ...more
I found this book so utterly depressing that I could only read it in small chunks, over a much longer period of time than any book I have managed to complete, at least in recent memory. And since I did not take notes while reading I am uncertain whether or not I have properly remembered what I read early on. And I am also concerned that Mr. Buchanan has overreached himself on certain claims made, and that the evidence presented in support of said claims is perhaps tilted in support of said claim ...more
Connie Townsend
This book brought to light, for me, a number of things I have seen happening in the USA over the years. Now things seem to be coming together. I have seen the Christian religion mocked, crosses removed because they offend someone, not saying Christmas because of the word Christ and the push to remove any reference to God in our schools. We has also seen the rise of the concept "Social Justice" and the call for redistribution of wealth. Yet we are call racist or Islamophobe if we speak out agains ...more
Carl Martinez
One of the best analysis of the current state of the nation going into depth of what caused this mess, with a look at the future. I had this on audio but I loved it so much I had to buy it in print and read it again. I'm proud I voted for Pat Buchanan when he was running for President and it's a real shame that the Republican party has been hijacked by the Bush family, Cheney, and the Karl Rove neo-cons who are just as bad as the liberal quasi-socialist Democrats. This book should be required re ...more
Billy Roper
I use this book as a textbook in my weeklong seminars on Balkanization in the Soldiers Of The Cross Training Institute.
Bill Powers
Pat's message is not an easy read or easy to hear, but as with many things of import, not easy, but worth it. Superpowers are rarely destroyed from external enemies. As the world's sole superpower, we have no enemy capable of destroying us. But as Pat postulates, we seem hell bent on destroying ourselves. Some of the reason is demographics, some the addiction of gov't goodies given out by liberals who now are in the growing majority. Our future is in our hands.
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One of America's best known paleoconservatives, Buchanan served as a senior advisor to Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. He ran for president in 1992, 1996 and 2000. Buchanan is an isolationist on the subject of American foreign policy and believes in a restrictive immigration policy.
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