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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.--This text refers to the Paperback edition. See all Product Description