[This book review appeared in the July/August 1997 issue of
, pp. 35-38.]
Why Do Americans Submit to This?
Dr. Susan Huck
McLean, VA: Newcomb Publishers, Inc., 1997
Reviewed by Dwight D. Murphey
The title of this book raises a question that is central to the “culture war.” There isnothing that enemies, foreign and domestic, can do to American society that is nearly sodamaging as our own docility. Were it not for the comfortable acceptance by Americans of the ongoing attack on American culture, that assault would be stopped in its tracks.
To What Are We Submitting?
Just in case anyone, perhaps awakening from a forty-year slumber, wonders what itis that Americans are submitting to, Sue Huck (as she is affectionately known around theoffice of the
, where she is, along with this reviewer, an associateeditor) sets out her “D list” on the back cover. It refers to “what liberals like to see in therest of us.” Here is a sample from it, although it deserves a close reading in its entirety— one of several reasons for buying the book:Liberals, she says, like to see Americans as:
, as in both ‘dumbed-down’ and mute.
, ready to be guided and trained, ready to accept any outrage.
of as much of our income as we will allow to be taken from us…
by the current propaganda line, whatever it may be…
for destroying the earth, oppressing ‘others,’ harboring badthoughts…
, if white—forbidden a sense of racial identity or pride…
from schools and jobs by federal pressure favoring federally- privileged groups…”This list captures the essential points in American submissiveness. It is by defaultthat we are losing our civilization and our culture.
Why Are Americans So Submissive?
Sue starts with a review of Jared Taylor’s excellent recent book,
Paved With Good Intentions
, and relates a conversation with Taylor in which he broadened the question: “‘Ithink future historians will ask why whites committed suicide.’ The trend, he notes, is nowglobal. Yes, it is—everywhere in Europe, visibly so in South Africa, and even inAustralia.” So it isn’t just Americans. Western civilization itself is under attack, and isallowing itself both to be eaten away by the acids of an alienated intellectual subculture andultimately to be caused, through the medium of a massive influx of non-Western peoples,no longer recognizably to exist.All of us who write on these issues are short on explanations of why so few peoplecare. And, despite her title, Sue Huck doesn’t give much explanation. Her book is acompilation—much better organized than other compilations I’ve seen, and with a short