San Jose, CA (PRWEB) November 11, 2011
In an exclusive interview with radio/television host and author, Rebecca Costa, political advisor to three United States presidents, Pat Buchanan, refuted accusations that he advocates social Darwinism and racism in his latest book Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?
According to Buchanan these indictments come from individuals who have misread the book, “Even identical twins are not born equal. What we want is equality of rights and opportunity - similar to the Olympics where everyone can try-out but we choose the people who represent the United States based solely on their proven ability to excel. That’s the way societies move forward. . .”
He continued, “I was in the most egalitarian society of the 20th Century when I stepped off the plane with Richard Nixon in the People’s Republic of China - where everyone was equal, but no one was free. When you have absolute freedom, it automatically produces inequality – because we are unequal in our talents and abilities and drives and courage and perseverance. . . No system is perfect, but the free enterprise system has done more to uplift humankind. I’m not just talking about the robber barons of the 19th century – but the average working man had horrendous working conditions. But these improved over 10, 20, 30 and 40 years, until Americans – the same people who were once swept out of Europe – had the highest living standards the world had ever seen. Freedom is what did that.”
When asked how Buchanan reconciles “every person according to their talents” with religious responsibilities to care for those with lesser talents, Buchanan explained that society is obligated to provide “a floor of decency under every family, but no roof over any man’s head.”
Buchanan’s latest book posits that America is “coming apart” because the government is committed to multiculturalism, and equal outcomes in spite of unequal effort and talents. He contrasts immigrants who arrived in the United States between 1890 and 1920 from Italy, Poland, Ireland and other countries – immigrants who attended public schools and learned the same history, participated in the same holidays, and were joined by the same literature and language, making them part of the great “melting pot” - against modern immigrants who retain their allegiance to their native countries and have no desire to assimilate. In Buchanan’s view, the same multiculturalism which has failed in Europe currently threatens the survival of the United States.
The full interview with Pat Buchanan is available at http://www.rebeccacosta.com
About Pat Buchanan
Pat Buchanan is a political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician and broadcaster. He was senior advisor to three Presidents of the United States (Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan), which included working as speechwriter for Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew. During his White House career, Buchanan was known for originating catch phrases such as the “silent majority.” Buchanan sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1992, and again in 1996. He ran on the Reform Party ticket in the 2000 presidential election. He is a founder of The American Conservative Magazine and was the original host of CNN’s Crossfire. He is currently a commentator on the MSNBC network including Morning Joe and The McLaughlin Group. Buchanan has authored seven bestselling books and is considered an icon of conservative politics in America.
About Rebecca D. Costa http://www.rebeccacosta.com
Rebecca Costa is a sociobiologist who offers a genetic explanation for current events and emerging trends. A new voice in the mold of Thomas Friedman, Malcolm Gladwell and Jared Diamond, Costa examines “the big picture”– tracing everything from terrorism, crime on Wall Street, epidemic obesity and upheaval in the Middle East to evolutionary imperatives. Retiring from her executive career in Silicon Valley, Costa spent six years researching and writing The Watchman’s Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction. The success of Costa’s book led to a weekly radio program in 2010 called The Costa Report as well as a weekly television news program called Countermeasures which launched in 2011. A former CEO and founder of one of the largest marketing firms in Silicon Valley (sold in 1997 to J. Walter Thompson), Costa developed a track record of introducing new technologies to mainstream markets. Her clients included industry giants such as Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer, Oracle Corporation, Seibel Systems, 3M, Amdahl, and General Electric Corporation.