Liberals Still Fighting Old Culture Wars

Contrary to most opinions, Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page writes that Pat Buchanan should remain at MSNBC to allow his views to discredit themselves. 

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Conservative author and commentator Pat Buchanan (Getty)

While members of an outraged liberal group have called on MSNBC to fire Pat Buchanan for his so-called white-supremacist views, Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page argues that he should stay in place to allow his opinions to discredit themselves. The calls for Buchanan's ouster come on the heels of his recent remarks and the release of his controversial new book.

Most Americans have pretty much abandoned the idea that racial, ethnic and religious diversity are something to fret about. Yet columnist Buchanan, my long-time colleague on the TV show "The McLaughlin Group," is still trying to pump hot air into that leaky balloon.

In his new book "Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?" Buchanan views with alarm how "people of European descent from the steppes of Russia to the coast of California have begun to die out, as the Third World treks north to claim the estate."

He sees our nation, "born a Western Christian republic," being "transformed into a multiracial, multicultural, multilingual, multiethnic stew of a nation that has no successful precedent in the history of the world."

"No successful precedent"? That's what people have been saying about our young democratic republic from its very beginning. Yet, despite some big bumps in the road, we have survived and mostly prospered.

Read Clarence Page's complete column at the Chicago Tribune.

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