By Patrick J. Buchanan
In Federalist 2, John Jay looks out at a nation of a common blood, faith, language, history, customs and culture.
“Providence,” he writes, “has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people — a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion … very similar in their manners and customs …”
Are we still that “one united people” today? Or has America become what Klemens von Metternich called Italy: “a mere geographical expression”?
In “Suicide of a Superpower,” out this week, I argue that the America we grew up in is disintegrating, breaking apart along the fault lines of politics, race, ethnicity, culture and faith; that the centrifugal forces in society have now become the dominant forces. [read more]
Pat Buchanan: Is America Disintegrating?