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A Republic Not an Empire: Reclaiming America's Destiny

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2002

    Republicans share some of this guys views?

    Reading this book frightens the living daylights out of me. Any party that leans in the direction of this things ideology should be avoided like the plague.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2002

    A frightening look at the close parallels between the American far-right and the Reichstaag under Hitler. Yikes.

    This book is frightening. Each chapter is a rationalization of why Americans do not need or deserve civil rights.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2002

    Is this scary for you?

    Wow, why would yu want to buy this book - to have nightmares about the fascists taking over USA?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2001

    This is you mind on Buchanan

    Pat Buchanan's book reflects the sad misgvings of a small mind. Anyone who not only tolerates the slaugther of others, but openly celebrates their deaths; who would threaten those who have no motive other than to fill their stomachs; while at the same time praising the behavior of imperial Japan and Hilter during World War II may have some serious pyschological probelms. The question he poses, should America accpet its fate and become an obscure empire; as opposed to a inward looking, xenophobic America that can stand independent of all things in a intolerent Taliban, --take me back to the golden age-- kind of way is not a healthy message. This is not the America of our mothers and fathers. That this was written recently, gives one pause to reflect; and after reading this book I think we should seriously ask ourselves if this is the kind of person we want to give any kind of power, in any form whatsoever! This books speaks more about the inherent quality of our leaders than it does about America. America is made of almost 300 million people from every country on the planet. America is the home of men like Lincoln. I guess when you have had some of the very best leaders in the world you should also expect this kind of thing. My review of this book would be more appropriate and ultimately better if I leave it at : A frightening look at the close parallels between the American far-right and the Reichstaag under Hitler. Yikes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2000

    Pat has Presidential fevor

    Pat was once a great Republican who wanted to become the nominee of his Party because the others who were seeking the nomination weren't conservative enough for him. Then, he got to New Hampshire and discovered that the only way to win was to abandon his long held Republican position in support of free trade. This, even though we all learned in Economics 101 that all the reshuffling from the horse and buggy to the Boeing 747 made progress possible. Yes, heart wrenching stories about exploited, downsized little people are told over and over again so power will be given to liberal socialists so that progress can be managed by them rather than the fools who prefer to travel by 747 rather than horse and buggy. If there is one thing economists increasingly agree on it is free trade. They teach us that if you can only buy things made within 100 miles of your home your standard of living would be cut by 99% and that if you can freely buy things made anywhere in the world your standard of living would go up by 99%. In a booming free trade world Pat's conversion is doing him very little good. Maybe even some could have forgiven this purely political conversion but now, in addition, he wants us to abandon our very Republican foreign policy commitments around the world too. The book shows much knowledge of recent world history which is very nice in a presidential candidate, but the notion of withdrawing from the world is plain dumb: 1) we are, as Ronald Reagan said, the last best hope for freedom.-without American ideals on freedom from gov't, and individual liberty the Old World and the East would descend into chaos. 2) We were not involved prior to WW11; then dragged in late, and 60 million died. Our bombers flew over Germany without fighter escort and were decimated because our isolationist policy led us to the conclusion that we did not need a superior military to save the world or defend ourselves. 3) Today we are heavily involved around the world in promoting American ideals and militarily defending them. This policy stops the Hitler's and Sadams in there tracks and gets our allies to do much of the fighting and dying long before a conflict might reache our shores. 4) The world is now technologically linked and far smaller than ever; the likelihood that future conflicts might stay localized is more minimal than ever. Pat is suggesting these things to be different; to get a nomination, but he is also dead wrong, and confusing us about the real issues in American politics which have always had to do with the issues between Democrats and Republicans. Please read : $Q$Understanding The Difference Between Democrats and Republicans$Q$ it is the classic text on the basic issues of American politics that we have faced for 200 years each time we enter the voting booth. Pat is doing his nation great harm with his ego centric bid for a 3rd party nomination. He distracts us from the 200 year old, on going debate between Democrats and Republicans that has always defined our couontry. If you're going to read about politics read about the real issues, the issues you'll vote on for the rest of your life.

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