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ISBN13: 9780895260789
ISBN10: 0895260786
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It's the end of the world as we know it...

Someday soon, you might wake up to the call to prayer from a muezzin. Europeans already are. And liberals will still tell you that "diversity is our strength"--while Talibanic enforcers cruise Greenwich Village burning books and barber shops, the Supreme Court decides sharia law doesn't violate the "separation of church and state," and the Hollywood Left decides to give up on gay rights in favor of the much safer charms of polygamy. If you think this can't happen, you haven't been paying attention, as the hilarious, provocative, and brilliant Mark Steyn--the most popular conservative columnist in the English-speaking world--shows to devastating effect. The future, as Steyn shows, belongs to the fecund and the confident. And the Islamists are both, while the West is looking ever more like the ruins of a civilization. But America can survive, prosper, and defend its freedom only if it continues to believe in itself, in the sturdier virtues of self-reliance (not government), in the centrality of family, and in the conviction that our country really is the world's last best hope. Mark Steyn's America Alone is laugh-out-loud funny--but it will also change the way you look at the world.

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In this, his first major book, columnist Mark Steyn takes on the great poison of the 21st century: the anti-Americanism that fuels both Old Europe and radical Islam. America, Steyn argues, will have to stand alone as the world will be divided between America and the rest.

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Lawrence LaBeck, May 27, 2009 (view all comments by Lawrence LaBeck)
Flawed though the book may be, it is the best assessment of our Western world going. And, it's fun to read. I doubt that it will move at all in Portland because we are a pretty feckless group.

However, it is the one book everyone should read about our times.
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Chris Foulke, April 22, 2008 (view all comments by Chris Foulke)
This book presents a strong hypothesis but presents little supporting material. It's logic, which is hard to assess, is backed up with incidents, analogies, sweeping statements, and highly intellectual snipes and broadsides.

Though I think there may be some validity to what he is saying, it is hard or impossible to determine that from reading this book. His premises, which lean strongly on population growth or maintenance, are presented apart from numerous other factors, social and environmental. What? WE have to think about THAT?

He thinks 1) Europe is dying, 2) The U.S. is thriving and doing so well that we represent the future--a beacon of economic health and progress that others should emulate. When one looks at the reasons why (and I confess I didn't read the entire book, just perused it extensively) I couldn't find them.

Statistics? He doesn't do them. His expertise seems to be in the area of, "I'm smarter than you, believe it or shut up." A dangerous voice inside an administration or influential think tank.

I like his snarly, rich sarcasm and rollicking intellectual style. It briefly makes for some interesting, insightful, and entertaining reading (especially if you're a 'conservative', don't like opposing viewpoints, and want a strong pro-American read), but if one is looking for substance, I'd check out the coffee shop and pastries. Cream-filled eclair?

Even if I were a crumbling socialist Canada or European republic whose downslide (by definition) is occurring because of 'too few babies' and creeping Islam, I would not ban this book.
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howard.reeher, March 5, 2007 (view all comments by howard.reeher)
A very well organized view of the threat to America that the future may bring. Interesting quotes and humor make for easy reading.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780895260789
Author:
Steyn, Mark
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Twenty-first century
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
International Relations - Diplomacy
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Political Process - Leadership
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
United States Civilization 1970-
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
900x600

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"Synopsis" by , In this, his first major book, columnist Mark Steyn takes on the great poison of the 21st century: the anti-Americanism that fuels both Old Europe and radical Islam. America, Steyn argues, will have to stand alone as the world will be divided between America and the rest.
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