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How Civilizations Die: (And Why Islam Is Dying Too) Hardcover – 6 Oct 2011
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In How Civilizations Die, David Goldman muses on population trends and religion with a breathtaking depth, originality, and panache. Some of his startling but documented predictions: Europe is in its death throes. Muslim demographic collapse will undercut Islamic triumphalism. The United States and Israel will emerge triumphant. And that’s just the start.”
—DANIEL PIPES, President of the Middle East Forum and Taube Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University
Oswald Spengler’s Decline of the West was required reading when I was a college student and David Goldman’s contemporary argument should be required reading today.”
—HERB LONDON, President Emeritus of the Hudson Institute
David Goldman has explored the political implications of demography with rare insight. How Civilizations Die (and Why Islam Is Dying Too) is a mind expanding peek into the likely political future of our planet.”
—MARY ANN GLENDON, Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard University
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High up among the best informed, visionary and relevant geopolitical books I've studied.
I've read tons of great geopolitical books, but this gave crucial insights against fresh and deep historical analysis. I was stunned.
Only downside is a Judaeo Christian bias - but then that's anyway a key component of our Anglo American and European cultural heritage.
Otherwise buy it and read it - or remain crucially ignorant.
We think of muslim countries where there on the face of it this problem does not apply, but relatively advanced muslim countries such as Iran and Turkey have exactly the same problems, and are faced with extreme problems by the middle of this century as pensioners will exceed tax payers.
Countries such as Egypt have no problem with reproduction, only in feeding the masses. If Saudi Arabia didn't support that country with tens of billions of dollars each year, they would starve.
The statistics Goldman brings are not his own but taken from the UN.
A comparison is made with Europe on the one hand, and Israel and the USA on the other, two nations that are the new/old Jerusalem. Their birth rates are the highest, and Israel is even exceding reproduction, which means Israel will have a country of 20 millions by the middle of this century. Not so many in relationship to Pakistan with 200 millions existing on a subsitence level, but then Israel's 6 million Jews have already built one of the most (if not the most) technologically advanced societies in the world.
Goldman explains why Israel is the central focus of the world's media and of constant distortion of it, not only in terms of traditional hatred of Jews, but of a jealousy of those who know their peoples are fated to disappear with a people who will never disappear.
They see that even after the Holocaust wiped out around a half of their people, Jews of Israel have rebounded, are successful, happy and forwards looking, and already ten times the number they started off with in 1948.
As consumer societies are dying, Israel looks to a bright future. God's promise to the Israelites can be denied and the Bible debunked or explained away but the facts are there to be seen.
Given the academic background of the author I would expect much more than this, he makes a number of bizarre assumptions such as that birthrates will wall indefinitely, forgetting that the most fecund people will survive as a majority in the next generation.
An over emotional rant which I thought could have been so much better.