A Republic, Not an Empire: Reclaiming America's Destiny

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Regnery Publishing, Feb 1, 2002 - Political Science - 437 pages
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Now available in paperback. All but predicting the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, Buchanan examines and critiques America's recent foreign policy and argues for new policies that consider America's interests first.
  

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Review: A Republic, Not an Empire: Reclaiming America's Destiny

User Review  - sologdin - Goodreads

illiberal in its emphasis on isolation & protectionism, but oddly humanitarian in its anti-imperialist conclusion. Read full review

Review: A Republic, Not an Empire: Reclaiming America's Destiny

User Review  - Mike Horne - Goodreads

I keep thinking this would be a good summer read for my AP US history juniors. I tend to disagree completely with him. But it would be good to read a serious isolationist (no Iraq, no WW II, no WW I ... Read full review

Contents

How Empires Perish
3
Courting Conflict with Russia
7
Americas Future Wars
27
The Myth of American Isolationism
47
Birth of an American Foreign Policy
59
Mr Madisons War
69
How We Took Florida
91
Jimmy Polks War
105
Wilsons War
193
Disarmament Decade
231
The Zeal of the Convert
249
Back Door to War
283
Americas Longest War
301
Passionate Attachments and Press Power
331
Claimants to Kennans Legacy
355
A Republic Not an Empire
367

One War at a Time
127
Splendid Little War
145
The New Imperialists
171
He Kept Us Out of War
181
Notes
391
Acknowledgments
421
Index
423
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Patrick J. Buchanan, 1938 - Pat Buchanan was born November 2, 1938 in Washington, DC. He attended Georgetown University and received his Bachelor's of Arts degree in English and Philosophy in 1961, and his Master's in 1962 from the Columbia School of Journalism. After graduation, Buchanan got a job as an Editorial Writer for the St. Louis Globe-Dispatch, from 1962 till 1966. He was a syndicated news columnist from 1975 to 1985, and from 1987 to 1999, as well as co-host of CNN's Crossfire talk show from 1987 to 1991, 1992 to 1995 and 1996 to 1999. In 1966, Buchanan began his political career, becoming Executive Assistant to former Vice President Richard Nixon, a position he held until 1969. He then became President Nixon's speechwriter until 1974, when he was nominated by President Ford to be US Ambassador to South Africa, which was later withdrawn. He was the White House Director of Communications from 1985 to 1987, Founder and Chair of The American Cause from 1993 to 1999, and an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 1992 and 1996. In October of 1999, he quit the Republican Party and joined the Reform Party. Buchanan is also a renowned author. His books include The New Majority: President Nixon at Mid-Passage (1973); Right from the Beginning (1988); A Republic, Not an Empire: Reclaiming America's Destiny (1999); Where the Right Went Wrong: How Neoconservatives Subverted the Reagan Revolution and Hijacked the Bush Presidency (2004); Day of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are Tearing America Apart (2007); Churchill, Hitler, and The Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World (2008); and Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? (2011).

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