Day of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are Tearing America Apart
America is coming apart at the seams. Forces foreign and domestic seek an end to U.S. sovereignty and independence. Before us looms the prospect of an America breaking up along the lines of race, ethnicity, class and culture. In Day of Reckoning, Pat Buchanan reveals the true existential crisis of the nation and shows how President Bush’s post-9/11 conversion to an ideolog...more
As with most of his recent books, he criticizes our government (and those in a position to influence it) for maintaining various trappings of empire, ones that he believes will mean t ...more
Got your attention? Well that line got mine. Yes, the line Lincoln was a white supremacist can be found on page 62 of this book. Buchanan perhaps uses this language, as he does through the book, to shore up his conservative base's interest in his thoughts. It's one of the many problems with the work. Normally, I would find myself at odds with the author. Unusually, I agree with the author on many of his key points.
I bought his book because I feel the author has leg ...more
Day Of Reckoning is Pat Buchanan's latest screed on what's wrong with America and how it's "coming apart at the seams," which is his way of saying going to hell in a handbasket. The list of things that ...more
I don't know that I agree with everything he writes, but it is certainly food for thought.
My favorite "sub-chapter" was on page 175, The Real Revolution, about how we have been overtaken by a movement that drove wedges through society that endure today, regarding race reject ...more
His strident decrying of the "culture wars" is overdo ...more
He takes from Russell Kirk explaining the difference between ideology and philosophy. Philosophy attempts to understand the world the way it is and ideology seeks to impose a certain set of dogmatic and rigid beliefs on the world. Kirk said the conservatism is the negation of ideology. I think that is why I have always liked Buchanan despite not always agreeing with ...more
In this book, we learn that Muslims will be the dominate religion/culture by 2050 (or something like that) since Europe has a negative birthrate and the US barely is positive. Compared to Muslims countries they are 3 or 4 times our rate. Thus, he basically says we ne ...more