After a discussion of the 1985 movie "Back to the Future", comparing the America of 1955 to 1985, the column basically is a review of Lawrence Auster's 1990 booklet The Path to National Suicide, pdf version here a powerful, tightly written 90 pager that was way ahead of its time in explaining just how serious a threat the combined forces of mass 3rd world immigration and multiculturalism is to traditional America. It's a credit to Buchanan, who already was a well-known mainstream conservative pundit, to give a book that must have been rejected by all the mainstream book publishers the exposure it deserved. In fact, I don't recall ever seeing any other book on this subject published by a major publisher at that time, until Peter Brimelow's Alien Nation came out in 1995.
It was this column by Pat that referred me to Auster's book, which after reading it had a major effect on me in my transformation from a 1980's liberal into a 1990's traditional conservative. It was like getting hit on the head with a hammer, the arguments were so clear, a real "Teachable Moment", as a modern day leftist educator would say.
It also had a positive effect on Brimelow as well. In Alien Nation he refers to it as "perhaps the most remarkable literary product of the restrictionist underground, a work which I think will one day be seen as a political pamphlet to rank with Thomas Paine's Common Sense." (Alien Nation, page 76). That's some heavy praise, and I'm glad to be able to upload a copy of what may have been the only MSM column to give the book a positive review.