Pat Buchanan is sounding the
alarm. Since 9/11, more than four million illegal immigrants have crossed our
borders, and there are more coming every day. Our leaders in Washington lack
the political will to uphold the rule of law. The Melting Pot is broken beyond
repair, and the future of our nation is at stake.
In this important book, Pat
Buchanan reveals that, slowly but surely, the great American Southwest is being
reconquered by Mexico. These lands—which many Mexicans believe are their
birthright—are being detached ethnically, linguistically, and culturally from
the United States by a deliberate policy of the Mexican regime. This is the “Aztlan
Plot” for “La Reconquista,” the recapture of the lands lost by Mexico in the
Texas War of Independence and Mexican-American War.
Comparing the immigrant invasion
of America from across the Mexican border—and of Europe from across the
Mediterranean—to the barbarian invasions that ended the Roman Empire, the
author writes with passion and conviction that we have begun the final chapter
of the Death of the West. Unless the invasion is halted now, Buchanan argues,
by midcentury America will be a country unrecognizable to our parents, the
Third World dystopia that Theodore Roosevelt warned against when he said we must
never let America become a “polyglot boardinghouse” for the world.
President Bush’s failure to halt
the invasion and secure America’s border, Buchanan writes, is a dereliction of
constitutional duty that, in other times, would have called forth articles of
impeachment. In the final chapter, “Last Chance,” he lays out a sweeping
immigration reform and border security plan, which, he contends, if not
pursued, means George W. Bush’s legacy will be to have lost for America a
Southwest that was the legacy of Sam Houston, Andrew Jackson, and James K.
Polk. With an estimated 10 to 15 million “illegals” already here and tens of
millions more poised to pour across our borders, few books could be as timely—or
important—as State of Emergency. It
is essential reading for all Americans.
Patrick Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three presidents, twice a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, and the nominee of the Reform Party in 2000.
Born in Washington, D.C., Mr. Buchanan was educated at Gonzaga High School where he was graduated first in his class in 1956. He attended Georgetown on a full academic scholarship, and was graduated with honors in English and Philosophy in 1961, and inducted into the university’s Gold Key Society. He received a master's degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia in 1962. At 23, he became the youngest editorial writer on a major newspaper in America: The St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
After arranging a meeting with former Vice President Richard Nixon in December of 1965, Mr. Buchanan became the first full-time staffer in his legendary comeback. He traveled with the future President in the campaigns of 1966 and 1968, and to the Middle East, Africa, and Israel in the immediate aftermath of the Six Day War. From January of 1969 to August of 1974, he was a Special Assistant to President Nixon, and worked with the president on the Cambodian invasion speech and with Vice President Agnew on many of his speeches on the media and student disorders.
Mr. Buchanan was a member of the official US delegation to the Peoples Republic of China in 1972, and attended the Moscow-Yalta-Minsk summit of 1974. After President Nixon’s resignation, Mr. Buchanan served President Ford until October of 1974.
After leaving the White House, Mr. Buchanan became a nationally syndicated columnist, and in May of 1982 began as a panelist on NBC’s “The McLaughlin Group” and a co-host of CNN’s new show “Crossfire.”
In 1985, Mr. Buchanan returned to the White House as Director of Communications. He accompanied President Reagan to his Geneva summit with Mikhail Gorbachev and was with President Reagan in Hofde House at Reykjavik, which has been described as the decisive summit of the Cold War. On leaving the White House in 1987, Mr. Buchanan returned to journalism, his syndicated column, and to “The McLaughlin Group,” “Crossfire,” and began hosting a new show, “Capital Gang” on CNN.
In December 1991, Mr. Buchanan challenged President George H. W. Bush for the Republican nomination and almost upset the president in New Hampshire, winning 3 million votes in the GOP primaries. In August 1992, Mr. Buchanan opened the Republican convention in Houston with his speech on the “culture war,” which is now ranked among the most controversial in convention history. In 1996, he ran a second time for the GOP nomination, won the New Hampshire primary, and finished second to Sen. Dole, again, with 3 million Republican votes.
After winning the nomination of the Reform Party in 2000, Mr. Buchanan retired from politics and became again an author, columnist, and a commentator on MSNBC for almost a decade.
Mr. Buchanan has written 14 books, including seven straight New York Times bestsellers: A Republic, Not an Empire; The Death of the West; Where the Right Went Wrong, State of Emergency, Day of Reckoning, Churchill, Hitler and The Unnecessary War, Suicide of a Superpower and The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority. His newest book is Nixon’s White House Wars.
Mr. Buchanan is currently an author, columnist, chairman of The American Cause foundation, and an editor of The American Conservative. He is married to the former Shelley Ann Scarney, who was a member of Richard Nixon’s vice presidential staff from 1959-61 and a member of the White House Staff from 1969 to 1975.