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

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The national bestseller that shocked the nation--The Death of the West is an unflinching look at the increasing decline in Western culture and power.

The West is dying. Collapsing birth rates in Europe and the U. S., coupled with population explosions in Africa, Asia and Latin America are set to cause cataclysmic shifts in world power, as unchecked immigration swamps and po
ebook, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published 2000)
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May 12, 2012 Dfordoom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, politics
Even among conservatives Patrick J. Buchanan is a somewhat controversial figure but his 2002 book The Death of the West is a pretty good account of how our civilisation is being destroyed from within.

Demographic collapse and massive Third World immigration are the most obvious threats but Buchanan also takes aim at the climate of political correctness and the self-hatred of liberal elites.

He provides a good rundown on the long history of cultural marxism which is of course the real key to the de
Feb 08, 2010 Steve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good look at what is destroying Western Civilization. Lack of babies, lack of boarders, lack of God are destroying the West. Discussion on population and the new "Cultural Marxism" were especially poignant. Some might be turned off by some of Mr. Buchanan's discussion on race and ethnicity. What looks on the surface to be racism is rather frank discussion about race and ethnicity. What makes it sound racist is not what he says, but rather that we have been conditioned to think that frank discu ...more
Dec 26, 2010 Ilya rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My wife reads some Russian nationalist blogs, and one of the bloggers recommended this book to her; I read it for company. The idea is that low birth rates in Western countries and Japan, caused by contraception and the culture of consumerism, spell the death of Western, Christian and Japanese civilization, and third-world immigrants coming to the United States are destroying it. The Wikipedia article about Buchanan says that he married in 1971, and has no children. As my younger brother, born i ...more
Jun 04, 2008 Erin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book should be required reading for all American students, so that they can understand how our country has been ripped from us and how we are being deceived into the destruction of our own race.
Jan 21, 2012 Tharwat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"الغرب يموت، لقد توقفت أممه عن التكاثر، وتوقف سكانه عن النمو وبدؤوا بالانكماش، ولم يقم منذ الموت الأسود (الطاعون) الذي حصد أرواح ثلث سكان أوروبا في القرن الرابع عشر تهديدًا أخطر لبقاء الحضارة الأوروبية من هذا الخطر الماثل، اليوم؛ هناك سبعة عشر بلدًا أوروبيًا فيها جنازات دفن أكثر من احتفالات الولادة، وهناك أكفان أكثر من المهود، والبلدان هي: بلجيكا، وبلغاريا، وكرواتيا، وجمهورية التشيك، والدانمارك، واستونيا، وألمانيا، والمجر، وإيطاليا، ولاتافيا، وليتوانيا، والبرتغال، ورومانيا، وسلوفاكيا، وسلوفينيا، ...more
Jan 16, 2010 Cedric rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Highly recommended. Buchanan is pretty much a redneck to me, but at least he's fairly transparent. I found myself fascinated by and agreeing w/ large portions of this book- except when he talked about race, when he might as well have had 6 heads on his shoulders. I cannot take anyone seriously who does not acknowledge the socioeconomic and psychological damages of slavery and who discusses problems in the black community w/o reference to the history of black people in this country. It simply can ...more
Israa Al
Feb 17, 2012 Israa Al rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كتابٌ مهم لكل مثقف معاصر، يشرح بوضوح دلائل و مبشرات قرب انتهاء الحضارة الغربية، و يربطها بالمسببات الجزئية لها، مثل انتشار الشذوذ و قلة نسب المواليد و الزواج، و رغم ان الكتاب لا يتطرق لهذا الا انه بين بجلاء نتائج المشاعية الجنسية و السماح بما لا يسمح تحت دعاوى الحرية الشخصية و نسبية الاخلاق، كما ابطل بطريقة غير مباشرة القول بان الفرد حرٌ لاقصى حد بحياته موضحًا ان تلك الحرية لها تأثير قد يكون مدمرًا على المجتمع او الحضاره ككل، و هذه كلها نتائج متوقعة من الحضارة الغربية الناتجة على اساس لاديني. تم ...more
Jeff O'Brien
Apr 22, 2014 Jeff O'Brien rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know what possessed me to read this. I guess I was challenging myself to see how much pain I could endure in book form. I'm not even sure how to rate it. On the one hand, the author did an amazing job of what he set out to do. So maybe I should have given it five stars. It was also well written. But it was really just a bunch of statistics and the author claiming that our culture is dying and the only way to save it is to keep the goddamn Mexicans out and outlaw abortion so the USA will ...more
Matthew Burger
Oct 09, 2012 Matthew Burger rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pat Buchanan is a racist piece of shit!
Daniel L.
Jul 25, 2013 Daniel L. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Eugenics? You Bet (a.k.a. Racist, White Supremacist Drivel)

Several reviewers consider Mr. Buchanan's prophecy that there will be a power shift from the West (i.e., White Christian - Aryan) to the growing non-Western peoples (everyone else, including Latinos and Blacks) alarming, the truly alarming thing is that Mr. Buchanan's freakish views have gained credibility among the mainstream.
Mr. Buchanan derives much of the information in the Death of the West from the New Century Foundation, which is
Sith Lancerlot
Jun 29, 2014 Sith Lancerlot rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: سياسة
و شهد شاهد من أهلها

كل من يقول أن الليبرالية هي الحل أو العلمانية هي الحل ألجمه بهذا الكتاب

حرية أباحت الشذوذ الجنسي فانقلب على أهلها فالحضارة تنتهي عندما تنهار الأخلاق و الدليل أن البربرية لا تبني حضارة أبداَ

قلة الإنجاب بسبب أن المرأة لا يمكن أن تركز إلا على شيء واحد: إما عملها أو تربيتها للأولاد , طبعاً سبب قلة الإنجاب أو عدم الإنجاب يعود أن المرأة الغربية تريد أن تستمتع بحياتها فمعظمهن يجهضن ويركزن على احتياجاتهن الشخصية.

انهيار قيم الأسرة عند الغرب.

الهجرة هذا كان سبباً في سقوط معظم الإمبراطوريا
Jin Mog
Nov 26, 2013 Jin Mog rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is really good if you think that U.S. was built by god's divine will, not by perpetual state of slavery and genocide.
Nov 27, 2007 أروى rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
رغم أنه كتاب موجه للشعب الأمريكي على وجه الخصوص..والغربي بشكل عام..

إلا أن به الكثير من النقاط والأفكار المهمة الجديرة بالنقاش..
Jacob Senholt
May 23, 2011 Jacob Senholt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great book that clearly documents that the road the West is currently on will lead to the death of the world as we know it.
Filip Stojak
Mar 08, 2016 Filip Stojak rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'The Death of the West' is without a doubt Pat Buchanan's magnum opus. Though now more than a decade old, it re-emerges with great relevancy in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis and rising tensions in the Middle-East.
The title is to be understood literally: declining birth rates and mass immigration in the US and Europe threaten to overwhelm native populations and extinguish their cultural identity. Different to earlier waves of immigration, the author argues, these people often don't share
Mark Geise
“The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization” by Pat Buchanan is a flawed work with some redeeming qualities. Buchanan synthesizes a lot of information in these ~300 pages, and even those who vehemently disagree with him will likely be surprised at some of the statistics he presents. His thesis is that Western civilization is dying before our eyes as other civilizations in Asia, Africa, and South and Central American rapidly outbreed ...more
Aug 04, 2010 Jon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
This book explains and illuminates the decline of Western Civilization. It’s not a prediction, it’s a fact. This decline is going on under the collective noses of Americans, Europeans, and Japanese.

Why are birthrates well below replacement level? Why do western men and women choose pleasure over family? Why is it no longer ok to be a patriot, to love the country of one’s birth? Pat Buchanan succinctly explains the root of this decline and what can be done to reverse it. A must read for all Amer
Sally Sarko
Jul 19, 2011 Sally Sarko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read this numerous times or skimmed to find facts for reports or to use in debates. All my liberal friends made fun of me for reading this but I love Pat Buchanan and agree with him totally politically so I really enjoyed this book. Oh but actually in here I think he says there should be an incentive (like being paid an amount per child) for having children and I do not really think that would be a good thing for the government to do.
Steve Scott
Sep 25, 2015 Steve Scott rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics
What an extraordinarily xenophobic and racist piece of garbage. I often find myself agreeing with Buchanan when it comes to his critiques of the American Right Wing. I can't find anything about this book that's worth spit.
Jan 31, 2008 Atchisson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like him, hate, or just dismiss him this frightening prediction from half a decade ago is starting to look like a play book for immigrants, radicals, and disinterested Americans.
Dec 31, 2008 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scary insight into how this country is sadly and slowly being destroyed
Michael Hołda (Holda)
Good explanation of how and why our white race & civilizations is fading away.
Mason Owens
Aug 07, 2013 Mason Owens rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memeology
the most prophetic book I've read in along time
sadly the author was correct as almost everything warned about has come to pass (mostly in the last year)
Oct 26, 2015 Jonathon rated it really liked it

"When Cornwallis's army marched out of Yorktown, the fife and drums played "The World Turned Upside Down." Now our world has been turned upside down. What was right and true yesterday is wrong and false today. When was immoral and shameful- promiscuity, abortion, euthanasia, suicide- has become progressive and praiseworthy. Nietzche called it the transvaluation of all values; the old virtues become sins, and the old sins become virtues."

"But where Lenin's revolution failed, the one that erupted
Hewitt Moore
Jun 21, 2010 Hewitt Moore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Book!
خالد المغاصبه
ملخص لكتاب مهم جدا
"موت الغرب"
لمؤلف أمريكي مخضرم .. يقول ان الغرب امة منحطة تموت اليوم اخلاقيا وبيولوجيا .....

من أجمل ما قرأت في حياتي
وافضل ما شهدت به الأعداء
ارجوا القراءة بتمعن...وإلى نهاية الأسطر. ...

كتاب : (موت الغرب)
للمؤلف الأمريكي :
باتريك جيه بوكانن
ولمن ﻻيعرفه هو :
سياسي ومفكر أمريكي معروف
عمل في منصب مستشار لثلاثة رؤساء أمريكيين ..
وهو كاتب لعمود صحافي دائم في عدد من الصحف الأمريكية ومؤسس لثلاثة من أشهر برامج التلفزيون في اكبر قناتين امريكيتين :
( إن. بي. سي) و
زياد عبد العزيز
الكاتب يتحدث عن اثار الفكر المادى و ما ادى اليه هذا الفكر من العدمية فى عصر ما بعد الحداثة و الكاتب نفسه متخبط للغاية فى كتابه من وقع هذا التاثير

فى الفصل الاول يتحدث عن مخاوفه فى احتمالات ان ينقرض الانسان الابيض خلال قرن من الزمان بعرض احصائيات الولادة و معدل النمو السكانى فى دول العالم الاول و مقارنتها بنظيراتها فى دول العالم الثالث و استنتج ان دول العالم الثالث سوف تحصد ثمرة معاناتها الحالية خلال قرن من الزمان بوراثة دول العالم الاول

و فى الفصل الثانى يعطى بعض التفسيرات الصادمة التى ادث الى ه
Mark Muckerman
Not the greatest tome of revelation ever penned, but not a total waste of trees, either. If you can put aside your politics and faith foundation (and ignore the author's), this book is actually not bad, and provides some well researched data and references one would not and will not see surfacing in the mainstream press, today's sound-bite media, and certainly not on Bill Maher's show. I'll preface my review with the opinion that this book suffers from two foundational handicaps: 1) it takes goo ...more
David Watson
Jul 22, 2016 David Watson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a must read for anyone who thinks they understand immigration (you probably don't) and the current drive to accept refugees (you definitely don't), those who think the world is overpopulated, anyone who wonders how our culture has changed more in the past fifty years than in the previous two thousand, anyone who supposes it was an evil plot of madmen, or anyone who who wants to have anything worthwhile to say about current events.

The first two chapters establish the frightening fact
احمد بلال
من بدايات الكتاب تصدمك اراء الكاتب اليمينية المحافظة التى تصل الى حد التطرف وعبادة الذات احيانا ولكن تجذبك وتشدك وتدفعك لمتابعة القراءة باستمرار المعلومات الغزيرة عن المجتمع الامريكى والصراعات بين الجمهوريين\المحافظين و الديمقراطيين\الليبرالين ..وتوجه أنظارك الى رؤى واشياء فى المجتمع الامريكى لم تكن تعلم عنها شىء..كتاب مفيد جدا ولكن فائدته تاتى بعيدة نسبيا عن العنوان الخادع للكتاب حيث الكاتب يركز اساسا على المجتمع الامريكى ومشاكله وصراعاته بين المتدينين والعلمانيين الانسانيين ولم يذكر الغرب عموم ...more
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كتاب دسم 1 15 Nov 27, 2007 06:45AM  
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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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