The West is dying, longtime conservative pundit and former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan writes. In The Death of the West he predicts that collapsing birth rates in Europe and the United States, coupled with population explosions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are set to cause cataclysmic shifts in world power, as immigration polarizes every Western society and nation. Drawing on U.N. population projections, recent U.S. census figures, and expert policy studies, he foresees the future decay of both Europe and America and the decline of Western culture. Buchanan contends that the immigrant-laden U.S. now harbors a "nation within a nation," that Europe will be inundated by an Islamic-Arab-African invasion, and that most First World nations, including Japan, have begun slowly to vanish from the earth.
Aside from a rapidly aging population, Buchanan further argues that the counter-culture of the 1960s has now become America's dominant ethos, and is systematically demolishing America's history and heritage. He foresees a new world that has profound implications for American freedom and faith, and the preeminence of American democracy.
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Patrick J. Buchanan, a senior advisor to three American presidents, ran twice for the Republican nomination for president in 1992 and 1996, and was the Reform Party's presidential candidate in 2000. The author of five other books, including the bestsellers Right from the Beginning and A Republic, Not an Empire, he is a syndicated columnist and a founding member of three of America's foremost public affairs shows, NBC's The McLaughlin Group, CNN's The Capitol Gang, and Crossfire.
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