The Death of the West: How Mass Immigration, Depopulation and a Dying Faith Are Killing Our Culture and Country

The Death of the West: How Mass Immigration, Depopulation and a Dying Faith Are Killing Our Culture and Country

by Patrick J. Buchanan
     
 

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

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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 polarizes every Western society and nation.

The Death of the West details how a civilization, culture, and moral order are passing away and foresees a new world order that has terrifying implications for our freedom, our faith, and the preeminence of American democracy.

The Death of the West is a timely, provocative study that asks the question that quietly troubles millions: Is the America we grew up in gone forever?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"Historians may one day call `the pill' the suicide tablet of the West," writes former presidential candidate Buchanan in this cri de coeur regarding the perils that await Western civilization. And he is correct in his assessment that the advent of artificial contraception brought about huge changes in the ways American and European cultures dealt with sex, children and family. Buchanan, a staunch Roman Catholic and a conservative, feels that these changes were socially and politically disastrous. Worried about the declining birth rate of European-Americans and increased immigration from nonwhite countries, Buchanan predicts that people who are now celebrating diversity "will spend their golden years in a Third World America." Along with shifting racial demographics, Buchanan also frets about the changes in morality "rampant promiscuity and wholesale divorce and tax-payer funding of abortion." Buchanan is equally upfront about his position on homosexuality: "had the killers of Matthew Shepard chosen a sixteen-year-old girl rather than a twenty-one-year-old gay man, her rape-murder would have been to me an even greater evil." Fearful that American is being "de-Christianized," Buchanan argues that "while the prognosis is not good," America must reevaluate itself and reclaim its white, Christian origins; despite the current "coarseness of her manners, the decadence of her culture, or the sickness in her soul," the nation is worth saving. Buchanan's passionately expressed ideology will be too extreme for most readers, and its proud bigotry is unlikely to play well even among most conservatives. (Jan. 8) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
Political commentator and presidential candidate Buchanan's prior book, A Republic, Not an Empire, criticized U.S. foreign policy. Here he censures virtually everything else about the United States and contemporary Western civilization, hardly confining himself to his opening premise that falling birthrates will lead to the West's inundation by more fertile peoples from elsewhere in the world. Buchanan believes that we are in the midst of a "civil war of the soul" because of our dying population; mass immigration by outsiders of "different colors, creeds, and cultures"; the support of elites for world government; and chasms of difference regarding religion, tradition, and morality. Readers who agree with Buchanan will savor every paragraph. Those who do not will soon put the book down. A necessary purchase for public libraries and for those academic libraries seeking to document contemporary political debate. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/15/01.] Robert F. Nardini, Chichester, NH Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
It's the Great White Hope pitted against the godless hordes in Buchanan's (A Republic, Not an Empire, 1999, etc.) stark worldview from the fringe right.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312285487
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/18/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Patrick J. Buchanan, a senior advisor to three American presidents, ran twice for the Republican nomination for president in 1992 and 1996, and was the Reform Party's presidential candidate in 2000. The author of five other books, including the bestsellers, Right from the Beginning and A Republic, Not an Empire, he is a syndicated columnist and a founding member of three of America's foremost public affairs shows, NBC's The McLaughlin Group and CNN's The Capitol Gang, and Crossfire.

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