Monday, December 5, 2011

Stocking Stuffer: Suicide of a Superpower

Ask Santa Claus for the hottest political book of the year. Click the book cover to the right of this post.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Splashing More Bourbon Into His Christmas Eggnog

Jeff Minick of the Smoky Mountain News offers holiday shoppers a top list of books to put under the Christmas tree.  Minick writes:
Patrick J. Buchanan’s Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? (ISBN 978-0-312-57997-5, $27.99) will leave the most cockeyed optimist in the country splashing more bourbon into his Christmas eggnog. Here, as he has done in previous books, Buchanan works statistics, history, economics and philosophy into a bomb that he then hurls at the reader through his book. Buchanan returns to some of the themes of his earlier best-sellers — the moral and economic decline of the West, the demographics behind our changing world, the tribalism which is slowly replacing nationalism (a trend which, as Buchanan writes, President Obama had the foresight, unlike so many other politicians, to discuss at length in a political address). What sets this book apart from some of his work is that Suicide of a Superpower offers ideas which would appeal both to Tea Partiers and the Occupy Wall Street crowd. He favors labor unions, calls for the legalization of certain recreational drugs, and a closing of many of America’s overseas military bases while at the same time espousing Western culture and warning of the dangers of American out-of-control entitlement programs.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bought and Paid for: Gingrich's Corruption

As blogger Michael J. Gaynor noted, on "The McLaughlin Group" show broadcast on the weekend of November 18th, Patrick J. Buchanan opined that the $1.6 million paid by Freddie Mac to a Gingrich company signified that Freddie Mac had "bought Newt" instead of his business advice and "it wasn't a was corruption."

In his New York Times Best Seller, Suicide of a Superpower, Buchanan highlights the corruption that has changed Washington, DC from pro-America advocates into advocates of unfair "free" trade, big business, foreign governments, or those with the biggest checkbook, like Freddie Mac.