“A nation scattered and peeled . . . a nation meted out and trodden down.”
“It will never be known what acts of cowardice have been motivated by the fear of looking insufficiently progressive.” Pat Buchanan quotes this aphorism of Charles Péguy in his latest book, State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America. If it were not already clear from the rest of his career, Buchanan’s book shows that he—almost alone among national figures—is not cowed into silence by fear of offending our progressive elites. And neither are those writers whom Buchanan acknowledges and repeatedly cites in this book, including the late Sam Francis and several other editors of this magazine. Indeed, Buchanan has written a book every reader of Chronicles will enjoy. With crisp, vigorous prose and clear, logical argument, buttressed by wide reading and deep historical knowledge, he sets forth themes that have long been written about here, all in defiance of the shibboleths of multiculturalism and in service to the most important political cause in America: immigration reform.
Buchanan is blunt regarding the stakes in the immigration debate. He repeatedly refers to the current inundation of America with immigrants from Third World countries...