After Words: Patrick Buchanan, "Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?" hosted by Ralph NaderNader's main point was that Buchanan was overemphasizing ethnic conflict, and understating corporate evils. Near the end, he asked:
Pat Buchanan argues that America is disintegrating because of three factors: its loss of the Christian faith; moral and social collapse because of that loss; and the death of those who ran the nation for much of its heyday. He discusses his claims with Ralph Nader, consumer advocate and four-time presidential candidate.
Nader: You say, "religion, race, culture, and tribe are the four horsemen of the coming apocalypse." Would you add corporatism to that?Early in the show, Nader argued:
Buchanan: They're only four, Ralph.
Nader: What we've seen in America, you see a decline. I see a decline this way. Parental authority is being sidestepped by corporations selling to kids junk food, violent programs, sadistic stuff ... And they don't have any patriotism. ...Eagle Forum filed an amicus brief to explain how selling violent video games to minors undermines parental authority.
They have devastated the family. They have separated children from their parents. We have a lot of documentation. How does this mix in the book? ...
Buchanan: I agree with almost everything you've said. They have no values. Look, when you put pornography on the internet for children and all the rest of it, whether it is Hollywood or the rest of it, you're right, they are corrupt human beings that do that. I'm against that. You and I were opposed to NAFTA and GATT ...