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America is disintegrating. The "one Nation under God, indivisible" of the Pledge of Allegiance is passing away. In a few decades, that America will be gone forever. In its place will arise a country unrecognizable to our parents. This is the thrust of Pat Buchanan's Suicide of a Superpower, his most controversial and thought-provoking book to date.
Buchanan traces the disintegration to three historic changes: America's loss of her cradle faith, Christianity; the moral, social, and cultural collapse that have followed from that loss; and the slow death of the people who created and ruled the nation. And as our nation disintegrates, our government is failing in its fundamental duties, unable to defend our borders, balance our budgets, or win our wars.
How Americans are killing the country they profess to love, and the fate that awaits us if we do not turn around, is what Suicide of a Superpower is all about.
In this riveting take on America s downfall, Buchanan s (The Death of the West) candid narrative explains how liberal social trends promoting equality will ultimately destroy the country through unfair social mandates. Formed by shared Christian morals and values, America s greatness is the ability to bind people together in common purpose, he says, but a rising hedonistic popular culture that assails Christianity is fracturing these essential social bonds. If we no longer agree on what is right and wrong, we can never be one people again, he argues. Buchanan lashes out at leftist ideologues who have distorted the historical precedence of equality in America while seeking to establish an egalitarian society, which violates the precepts of natural law and personal liberty. He claims that egalitarianism is not rooted in our history, and recent events show a triumphant rise in tribalism and ethnonationalism throughout the world, a trend America must assimilate by preserving its traditions and Christian heritage. Progressives may recoil at these assertions as well as his positions on immigration, affirmative action and morality, though they may share his sentiments regarding war and America s unnecessary military presence around the world. Not to disappoint his loyal followers, Buchanan reveals the essence of conservative thought and its origins with clarity and precision. Agency: Fredrica S. Friedman & Co., Inc.