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After America: Get Ready for Armageddonby Mark Steyn
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Optimistic About Americas Future?
In his giant New York Times bestseller, America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It, Mark Steyn predicted collapse for the rest of the Western World. Now, he adds, America has caught up with Europe on the great rush to self-destruction.
Its not just our looming financial collapse; its not just a culture that seems on a fast track to perdition, full of hapless, indulgent, childish people who think government has the answer for every problem; its not just Americas potential eclipse as a world power because of the drunken sailor policymaking in Washington—no, its all this and more that spells one word for America: Armageddon.
What will a world without American leadership look like? It wont be pretty—not for you and not for your children. Americas decline wont be gradual, like an aging Europe sipping espresso at a café until extinction (and the odd Greek or Islamist riot). No, Americas decline will be a wrenching affair marked by violence and possibly secession.
With his trademark wit, Steyn delivers the depressing news with raw and unblinking honesty—but also with the touch of vaudeville stand-up and soft shoe that makes him the most entertaining, yet profound, columnist on the planet. And as an immigrant with nowhere else to go, he offers his own prescription for winning America back from the feckless and arrogant liberal establishment that has done its level best to suffocate the worlds last best hope in a miasma of debt, decay, and debility. You will not read a more important—or more alarming, or even funnier—book all year than After America.
"New York Times"-bestselling author Steyn argues that Barack Obama is moving the country toward a Scandinavian-style, big-government system that will stifle liberty and leave the world in a dangerous place.
In his New York Times bestseller America Alone, author and columnist Mark Steyn warned us about the impending collapse of every country in the western world except America. The good news is the west’s demise is still on schedule. The bad news is America is now on the same path—and running head first towards Armageddon. So says Steyn in his new blockbuster book, After America. With his trademark wit and sardonic sense of humor, Steyn reveals why unlike AIG, Fannie Mae, and Detroit, the United States is big enough to fail. Only our ruin won’t be gradual like Greece or Italy. Ours is coming by the express way thanks to the Obama spendaholics who have spent too much of tomorrow today, supersized the state to mammoth proportions, and sold our bonds—along with our souls—to China. The result? A Post-America world where Western Europe is semi-Islamic, Iran is the dominant power in the Middle East (thanks to their nuclear arsenal), China is the economic superpower, Latin America is for sale to the highest bidder, and humans are just one disease away from being extinct. Yet as Steyn shows, terminal decline is not our only option. A happy ending is within reach, but it all depends on us standing up to the Barackracy and standing for the America of yore—the America of limited government, self-reliant citizenry, and entrepreneurship. Hilarious and devastating, After America is Steyn’s most powerful book yet.
About the Author
Mark Steyn is the bestselling author of the bookAmerica Alone. His writings on war, politics, the arts, and culture can be read around the world fromThe AtlantictoThe Australian. In the United States he isNational ReviewsHappy Warrior, and a contributor to theNew Criterion. His work often appears in theWall Street Journal, Atlantic Monthly, Chicago Sun-Times, New York Sun, andWashington Times. Steyn has guest hosted top-tier radio and TV shows, such as Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Hugh Hewitt. Currently he lives in New Hampshire.
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