Monday, October 24, 2011

Warnings Ignored Consistently by GOP

Jack Hunter notes that the "old Republican guard" has ignored Patrick J. Buchanan's warnings consistently, writing:
When Buchanan was complaining about our illegal immigration problems, these same Republicans were calling him “racist.” Now concern for illegal immigration is a standard Republican talking point. When Buchanan was complaining about unfair trade practices, he was dismissed as an “isolationist,” while now Republicans as mainstream as Mitt Romney seem to want a trade war with China. Buchanan warned that our constant interventionism overseas might produce horrific blowback, even predicting a 9/11-style attack in his 1999 book A Republic, Not an Empire. No one listened. Buchanan tried to explain Where the Right Went Wrong in 2004, but the right insisted on continuing to go wrong.
Hunter, the political blogger known and as the Southern Avenger, a contributor to The American Conservative, and writer for The Charelston City Paper, has written a favorable review of Buchanan's latest book, Suicide of a Superpower and summarizes:
In his new book, Buchanan makes the case that it is—that any sober observer must admit America, in the historic sense, is over. Suicide of a Superpower delivers exactly what its title suggests, outlining how the long-dominant philosophies of liberalism, multiculturalism, egalitarianism, imperialism, and feminism, along with various other anti-Western and anti-Christian pathologies, have mortally wounded America’s traditional cultural core.
Read Hunter's entire review here.

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