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America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It

America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It [Kindle Edition]

Mark Steyn
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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.

About the Author

Mark Steyn's writing on war, politics, the arts and culture can be read around the world from the Atlantic Monthly to the Australian and from the Jerusalem Post to Hawke's Bay Today in New Zealand. He is a frequent guest on national television and radio. He lives in New Hampshire.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 481 KB
  • Print Length: 261 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0895260786
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing (16 Sep 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596980311
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596980310
  • ASIN: B00C0JE9TM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A funny, scary and brilliant few hours' read 20 Sep 2009
This is a worrying prognostication from Mark Steyn, wrought with excellent humour and a readable style.

Exercising the demographic bee in his bonnet (as he has since September 11th 2001), Mark Steyn says that America (and, slightly less so, Australia) is an exception to the modern social-democratic society of the West, whose self-indulgent and secularist welfare-junkies are happy to leave the job of producing the next generation to Muslim immigrants. The stupidity inherent in this structural fault in our society is exacerbated beyond measure by the fact that young Muslims are becoming more strongly ideological enemies of liberal society even as they benefit from its welfare subsidies and 'one-way toleration'. For a growing population, in which there are ever more radical young than 'moderate' elders, things can only get worse.

Islam is therefore ripe for a natural take-over of Europe, though the global jihad may be considered to be a violent pre-emption of that event. Steyn's proof is the nightly riots by 'youths' (of unknown description) in Paris that go unreported by the progressive news media; the murder and intimidation of critics of Islam in Holland and Denmark; the gang-rape of women by Muslims in Norway; antisemitic attacks up a thousand-fold around Europe; and women all over Europe intimidated into wearing long dresses and head-scarves because they live on estates with large immigrant populations.

America is an exception in having a religious rather than a welfare-state birth-rate; yet even America is also vulnerable to demographic defeat.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wake up call to Western societies 9 Jun 2009
By Jon
Well written and holding back no punches, this book serves as a warning to those societies which combine strong centralised state control (e.g. heavily subsidised welfare state and pensions) with a historty of high levels of immigration and multiculturalism.

The point is well made; it doesn't matter what side of the fence you sit, once society's demographics have changed, with more people arriving from, or born into other cultures not attuned to the specific Western (read British, American, Canadian, French, Dutch, etc) culture, conflict is bound to increase, as each grouping within society vies for power. And as the elites give more ground to minority cultural groups, so society will shift away from the liberal (free speech) democratic (freedom of voting choice) path it has followed for the last 60-70 years. Steyn doesn't predict a collapse of society any time soon, more an erosion of social values and expectations such that our grandchildren will be born into a world very different (i.e. a lot less free and tolerant, with far more social strife) from the one in which we live today.

A great book, soon to be banned in Britain/France/Netherlands too?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Truth is Out There 18 July 2008
When I purchase and read the latest copy of The Western Standard, which is a Canadian conservative (yes, there is such a thing!) news magazine, the first article I always turn to is the column by Mark Steyn. For this reason, I purchased a copy of America Alone. As usual, Mr. Steyn brings to the readers attention the details that the politically correct mainstream media refuses to report. This book should be a compulsory read for all citizens of voting age in the Western democracies. Whether or not the book would open the eyes of a populace that has been fed a steady of diet of moral relativism/root cause/moral equivalance/multiculturalism by our self hating Leftist establishment would be interesting to find out.
Alas, Europe is now very likely a lost cause. Steyn's anology of the neutron bomb is right on the money; Europe within a generation or two will still have it's historic buildings and landmarks, but there just won't be any people with enlightened Western Christian based values living there. They will have been replaced by Muslims living under Sharia Law. Once that has happened, it remains to be seen whether or not the United States can survive in a Muslim dominated world bent on the destruction of The Great Satan.
The final irony is that Liberals who are so tolerant of everything will in the end find themselves living under the most intolerant religious political system ever devised.
UPDATE: Since I last posted this review on the Canadian site, author Mark Steyn is being harrassed by the Canadian Human Rights Commission, a "pseudo" court operating outside the Canadian legal system which goes out of it's way to muzzle free speech. Canada, wake up. Our freedoms are under attack because we are so obsessed with political correctness.
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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent analysis of the war we face 5 Nov 2006
In this book, Mark Steyn distills the essence of the danger that modern pluralistic societies face in confronting the Islamists and their de facto sympathisers in Western communities and cultural elites. This is a superb and persuasive summation of the of nature of the conflict which will face all of us increasingly in the future whoever we are, whether conservative or feminist, gay or straight, or anyone who is not an Islamist. Its rocketing up the bestseller charts is a sign of its relevance in these times. If you read one book this year, make this book that book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, often humerous read, but deadly serious.
Mark Steyn has a very entertaining style of writing & you wont get tired of turning the pages. But his message is a serious one & well argued, his statistics on population changes... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr E.C.
1.0 out of 5 stars Propaganda from the radical right
Do not waste your time on this book. This book could be used as a great example of How Propaganda is written and how to write dishonestly about important issues.
Published 11 months ago by yogibob
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Mark Steyn
Is there anyone else like Mark Steyn? Thought provoking, very strong on facts and stats, brilliantly insightful, laugh out loud funny and blood chillingly very likely to be dead... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Anon
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
Highly recommendable. Should be a must read for everyone who charish Western Civilization. The book is presented in a very readable and enjoyable manner, which makes it even more... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Tomass Nielsen
3.0 out of 5 stars A very flawed analysis, but one that should be considered nonetheless.
In this provocative and darkly humorous book Mark Steyn argues that Europe is undergoing a steep demographic decline. Read more
Published on 29 July 2012 by Simon
5.0 out of 5 stars Steyn or Stain
Acerbic as ever Steyn (pron. Stain in Vlaams, Belgium his old motherland, though he might kick that into touch) maintains his role as the right wing, anti Europussy guru or gasbag,... Read more
Published on 11 Jan 2012 by Airleas
5.0 out of 5 stars Splendid analysis
Mark Steyn has made a very entertaining analysis of how the western democracies are developing. He says in his book that noone want to be right in a "doom prophecy" like this one. Read more
Published on 26 Sep 2011 by Epeemaster
5.0 out of 5 stars Well placed fear mongering?
After reading this I have new and deep respect for the USA. Read this is every have doubts over the so called brash Americans leading the world. Read more
Published on 22 Feb 2011 by Brace, Brace, Brace
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as Xmas Gift
Bought this for my boyfriend for christmas and he could not put it down!! Read it within about two days! Definitely will read it myself too!
Published on 19 Jan 2011 by nix
1.0 out of 5 stars Crusades
After reading "America alone" I now understand what the current "Crusades" are wipe as many Muslims off the face of the earth. Read more
Published on 8 Oct 2010 by greybuffalo
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