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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (Oct. 2 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312374364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312374365
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #545,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In his wide-ranging argument about immigration, perennial wake-up-caller Buchanan finally seems a little despondent. The West is nearing death by drowning under a torrent of non-Westerners, the preponderance of whom, he insists, are just trying to earn more and live better than they did in their countries of origin. Some few are bad actors, but they would be manageable if the total number of immigrants were much smaller. Crucially exacerbating the crisis are attitudes fostered by original homelands and others neglected by host nations. For example, Mexico, with its permanent, inalienable citizenship and historic grudge against the U.S. for the latter's Mexican War-facilitated purchase of half of Mexico's original territory, actively discourages Mexicans in the U.S. from becoming U.S.-identified. Simultaneously, U.S. elites downplay "Americanization" in favor of transforming most of the populace into a low-wage workforce fragmented by linguistic and cultural differences. Look to Europe, which from Britain to Russia, Buchanan argues, is much nearer cultural collapse, to see the U.S. in 2050--or sooner. Ray Olson
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“Eminently worth reading and pondering.”
The Washington Times

“[Buchanan] is a muscular writer, fully in command of the English language he feels is under siege. He is adept at linking history, statistics and the writings of philosophers and economists to proffer forceful arguments. His book crackles.”
The Washington Post

“Mr. Buchanan, in this book, is positively fearless. He is also right.”
—Tony Blankley, The Washington Times

In this passionate best-seller, Patrick Buchanan documents the mortal peril America faces from massive, uncontrolled immigration from the third world.

Pat Buchanan is sounding the alarm. Since 9/11, more than four million illegal immigrants have crossed our borders—and more come in every day. Politicians in Washington either lack the political will or can’t agree on how to uphold the rule of law. The “melting pot” is cracked beyond repair, and the future of our nation is at stake.

State of Emergency reveals the frightening truth about the effects of uncontrolled immigration and warns of the end of our culture as we know it. With his trademark passion and eloquence, Buchanan details the roots of the crisis and lays out a practical plan for immigration reform and border security. With an estimated ten to fifteen million “illegals” already here and untold millions more poised to cross our borders, and with Congress seemingly paralyzed, few books could be as timely—or as important—as State of Emergency. It is essential reading for all Americans.

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The writer, not surprisingly, seems overly protective of the USA economy. In his haste to show how the third world's influx in the USA is weakening its economy, he comes across either as highly prejudicial, lacking in depth and the leuristics of reasoning on the issue, or afraid of the unknown or both. He his quite eloquent in his verbiage but needs to relax and see the true value of immigration and the intermingling of all peoples whether from so-called third world countries, secong or first! It is a good book to the extent that it shows up so much fallacy and as a consequence a great springboard for sound, opposing arguments. I give him five stars for the book, from that perspective.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Reviewing for dummies on Nov. 30 2007
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Pat Buchanan takes the gloves off and comes out swinging in his new book, State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America.--TB. Buchanan criticism of Israel has noticeably been taken up a notch. Buchanan warns that the children born in 2006 will witness in their lifetimes the death of the West. He mentions that one in every twelve people breaking into America has a criminal record. By 2050, there will be 100 million Hispanics concentrated in the U.S. Southwest. Buchanan hits the president hard-- Concerned about his legacy, George W. Bush may yet live to see his name entered into the history of his country as the president who lost the American Southwest that James K. Polk won for the United States.--PB. Pat Buchanan charges the Mexican regime with an Aztlan Plot, a conscious campaign to use America as a dumping ground for its poor and unemployed, both to relieve social pressure and effect a cultural re-annexation of the American Southwest. La Reconquista, the reconquest of the lands lost by Mexico in the Mexican-American War, Buchanan charges, is underway. The Republican Party, a wholly owned subsidiary of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is in the grip of a cult called economism.

It is all about money now. The GOP worships the GDP. Both parties are paralyzed by guilt over American past racial sins. Powerful Mexican and U.S. elites seek to erase America's borders and merge the United States and Mexico into a North American Union. In the last chapter, Buchanan lays out a national plan to deal with the State of Emergency, before it makes an end of America. An Eisenhower-type deportation program, beginning with all illegal aliens convicted of felonies and every gang member not a U.S. citizen.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dobrin on Jan. 8 2009
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Illegal immigration is a big problem for America. It is being debated for many years. Due to a huge Hispanic population, many politicians are doing their utmost to avoid this kind of debates. I command Mr. Buchanan for facing it without hesitation. In "State of Emergency" he discusses the problem of US immigration, providing a lot of valuable statistics. This book is a wake up call for all Americans. Especially, it is a call to the politicians to forget about their divisions, political correctness and political opportunism, to unite and to do something useful for a change. For a good background on American Immigration I suggest reading Coming to America: The Story of Immigration by Betsy Maestro.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Handmade Christmas Cards on Nov. 21 2006
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A great discussion of US immigration, supported with a lot of statistics. This is a difficult problem for America. It cannot be solved overnight and it is being hotly discussed as long as I can remember. It is a very delicate issue for all president candidates. Therefore I found very important the author discussion of political correctness, and political opportunism. This is a book that all Americans should read.
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73 of 78 people found the following review helpful
from crackpot extremist to heroic statesman Sept. 4 2006
By Lance B. Sjogren - Published on
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This is the first book by Buchanan I have read. In the past I viewed him as correct on the immigration issue but too focused on the cultural aspect and not focused enough on the anti-labor and anti-environmental effects of immigration policies touted by those who fradulently define themselves as "pro-labor" and "Green".

But from reading this book I believe he does have a valid point to make.

I believe perhaps the biggest intellectual contribution he makes to these issues is his discussion of what is the nature of American nationhood. He makes some compelling arguments that the Neocon notion, which is the intellectual underpinning of right-wing open-borderism, that the nature of American nationhood is simply one of ideas, is incomplete at the least and perhaps downright false. His view of the core of nationhood is, as he quotes from someone on the other side, rooted in "blood and soil".

I am not totally convinced, but he does provide powerful supporting arguments for his point of view based on a mountain of examples from throughout the world.

As far as I can tell, Buchanan does not say that there is necessarily anything meritorious about nationhood being defined by "blood and soil" rather than "ideas", but, his core point is, that is the way the world works, and those who wish our nation to be governed based on a falsified view of reality are planting the seeds of disaster.

Of course, as it relates to immigration policy, the notion of what is the nature of our "nationhood" is not necessarily a central issue, because the open borders policies adovcated by the "axis of extremism" (my term for the open borders coalition of the radical left and radical right) are fatally flawed on so many levels that they would be disastrous even if the flood of illegal aliens entering our country were amenable to becoming supportive members of a society based upon the ideals our nation is intended to aspire to- such as equality, justice, and tolerance.

All in all, there are many books which have come out recently that relate to the illegal alien invasion of America, and Buchanan's is one of the better ones, and, equally important, it has achieved a popular following that puts it in a good position to serve as a strong positive force in advancing the popular uprising around the country that is demanding a more progressive and sustainable immigration policy for our nation.
63 of 67 people found the following review helpful
Essential reading, plain and simple. Sept. 6 2006
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It really does not matter on which side of the argument you fall on; you need to read this book. I did not agree with everything Mr. Buchanan said, nor will most. The great thing about this book is the overwhelming amount of statistics, history and other people's opinions (like JFK's) that are included. That is the meat of the book. The seemingly unending amount of shocking statistics (from trusted sources) is what hit me the most. He also brings up topics of the illegal immigration debate I had never thought of (i.e. the up swing in certain diseases brought in by the illegals and the increasingly bloody black v. Hispanic gang battle).

I can see why some people have said this book is racist. That being said, they are wrong. Mr. Buchanan just plain refuses to be politically correct. For that, he does deserve commendation.

In the end, whether you agree or disagree with Mr. Buchanan's opinions, the statistics and history are not up for debate. Sparing the multiple details, I can tell that this book has changed my stance on the issue and I can see why people like Juan Hernandez (arguably the slimiest most underhanded bum-pimple involved in illegal immigration) are not holding back in trying to slap it down.
126 of 142 people found the following review helpful
A Democrat who WOKE UP Aug. 27 2006
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I am a person who hass worked in national politics for 12 years and always on the Democratic side of the aisle. I have, however, woken up to the reality that BOTH parties are afraid to say what Pat Buchanan says so well in this book : we are being invaded by criminal illegals, and we have to act now to stop our country from being taken over by uneducated, poor criminals who have no desire to become part of America.

Pat Buchanan says what Bush and the rest of our national politicians - in both parties - are afraid to say. Facts are facts, and the truth is that this country is being turned into a Mexican barrio full of illegals with their hands out.

If you doubt Pat Buchanan or think he is a nut... take a drive through Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Antonio, Miami or NYC. We are importing over 5,000 illegal poverty-stricken people into this country every day and it will be our downfall. Buchanan is right and he simply states the TRUTH.
146 of 168 people found the following review helpful
A very good analysis of the Immigration Problem America faces. Aug. 22 2006
By Bill Hensler - Published on
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Civilizations die by suicide, not murder, says Patrick Buchanan, and liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide. Its ideas, pursued to their logical end, will prove fatal. And none of those ideas is as certain to bring our civilization to an unhappy end as the proposition that America's borders must be open to any and all comers, legal and illegal. In State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America, Buchanan explains why the very life of our nation is at stake in the immigration debate. If immigration and border controls aren't reintroduced, it will be the end of America as we know it -- and soon.

Buchanan explains why the massive influx of illegal immigrants into America is nothing less than an invasion -- and yet the Bush White House and GOP-controlled Congress appear disinclined to do anything about it. He details how our current policy of "open borders" and nearly unrestricted immigration have brought a stream of criminals and thugs into our nation -- for the benefit only of an entrenched political establishment that couldn't care less about the good of the American people. He explodes myth after myth about illegal immigration -- including President Bush's notorious statement that illegal aliens "do jobs Americans won't do" and the idea that foreigners somehow have a natural right to come to America.

Nor will all this be an easy problem to solve. Buchanan demonstrates that any presidential candidate who speaks out against the Hispanic onslaught in the American Southwest will now lose the electoral votes of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Soon, electoral realities will make it impossible for any serious candidate to speak out against unrestrained immigration. Yet, he points out, if it wanted to, the U.S. Government could secure the Mexican border within weeks -- and details the political reasons why this won't happen, despite the fact that immigration control measures have consistently won large margins of support from American voters.

State of Emergency also lays bare the roots of our immigration crisis, providing a capsule history of U.S.-Mexican relations and explaining Mexico's long-standing grudge against the United States. Buchanan exposes the long-term goals of radical Mexican and Chicano groups that want to erase not only American sovereignty over the Southwest, but also American sovereignty altogether. He warns against the balkanization and tribalism that threaten our future as a nation, and, for those who have forgotten (and there are many), he gets back to basics -- explaining what a nation actually is and should be.

America, says Buchanan, could soon be facing its last chance to stave off national suicide. In State of Emergency, he provides a comprehensive primer for all politicians, activists, and concerned citizens who want to stop the flood of immigration before it's too late.
40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
Is It Too Late To Save The United States Of America? Oct. 2 2006
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Before this book I had little respect for old guard conservative Pat Buchanan, but now I come to see him as someone who has both a significant grasp of the larger scope of history, and the personal courage to write a socially-unpopular opinion. Buchanan begins this, his plea that Americans act to save an internally-declining America, by quoting the greatest theoretical historian ever to live, Arnold Toynbee, who, with his sound observations about the forces of history as they relate to the rise and fall of nations and civilizations, has never had an equal. Buchanan herein compares the plight of the United States in circa 2006 with that of the Roman Empire in the period right before its descent toward cultural implosion. A parallel is drawn between the east-central European "barbarians" of seventeen centuries ago, whose infiltration of Rome's imperial borders in the form of economics refugees swamped Roman welfare programs and pushed aside the more successful Roman citizenry, and the inundating populations of Hispanics who are illegally invading this nation today. (As many Hispanics have illegally entered the United States as the sum total of all legal immigrants from colonial times thru the Presidency of John Kennedy.) Buchanan argues that this invading force has no sympathy with America and little grasp of the ideals and customs or even the language that all encompass an American identity. Unwilling to assimilate into the melting pot that has made America so strong, these outsiders---ever Mexicans, never to become Americans---seek a nation within a nation, and have been vocal about this desire. Whatsmore, there is a deeply-held sentiment among most Mexican illegal aliens that Americans are an ancient enemy, and the land within US borders is rightfully theirs.

Buchanan delivers some shockers, such as the little known or reported news that the Mexican army frequently makes armed incursions into the United States, in some instances even going so far as to open fire on American customs and immigrations agents. Buchanan also cites some dire forecasts that project that by the mid-point of this present century, presumably within the lifetimes of most of my generation, Hispanics will account for in excess of one-third of America's population, and that all across the western world, from Europe into Russia, progressive democratic nations will be overrun by a veritable army of Third World foreigners whose questionable values will replace much of that which has lifted the west to global prominence. It is a dark scenario, and recognizing that this literal invasion will be and has been at great cost to America's deserved greatness is only pragmatism and patriotism, a desire for survival, not bigotry. And to solve our plight, illegals need not be "shipped home" in boxcars as many claim. Buchanan makes the sound case that if our government would simply cease with those economic incentives and entitlements which draw illegals here in the first place, the tide could yet be reversed.

I thought this was an extremely well-written book that courageously tackled one of the most pressing threats to America's future well-being. There was nothing prejudiced in State of Emergency, and I hope this work succeeds in getting the word out that things in America today are not as healthy or stable as they might on the surface appear. We are being invaded, and we need to protect ourselves.