The Death of the West

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The Death of the West
Death of the West Cover.jpg
Author Patrick J. Buchanan
Country United States
Language English
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 320

The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Culture and Civilization is a 2001 book by paleoconservative commentator Patrick J. Buchanan.


Kirkus Reviews panned the book. The review called it "[s]hameless, embarrassing rantings" and also remarked that "[l]ittle attests to the moral health of this nation more than the fact that it’s made a mockery of Buchanan's presidential ambitions time and again." The review particularly criticized Buchanan's claim that "[h]ad it not been for the West, African rulers would still be trafficking in the flesh of their kinsmen" as an example of dishonest historical revisionism.[1]

Jonah Goldberg of The National Review wrote "First, let me say I both admire and dislike Buchanan's writing for the same reason: He brilliantly manages to do with one language what Yassir Arafat does with two. He offers red meat to the extremists while at the same giving himself the wiggle room to deny he said anything controversial in the first place. This is no mean feat."[2]

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  1. ^ "The Death of the West by Patrick J. Buchanan". Kirkus Reviews. November 15, 2001. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Goldberg, Jonah (February 25, 2002). "Goldberg File". The National Review. 

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