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America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It (edition 2006)

by Mark Steyn (Author)

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Title:America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It
Authors:Mark Steyn (Author)
Info:Regnery Publishing (2006), Ebook
Collections:Nook, Mostly after 1975, Male lead, North America/Australasia, Secular Right, Race/Gender I (white men), Chronology IV (Contemporary), Secular
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I’m going to try to limit the desire to mock the mocker (“we threw words/like they were sharp knives”) without sugarcoating our differences. I don’t think that this is a task that admits of perfection.

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Mark Steyn just wants a fight. It doesn’t matter if it’s Islam or not. It could just as easily be Mexico, a country that is probably more Christian than America is. In practice, Trump (and Steyn was one of Trump’s guys before Trump was) is opposed to both Muslims (travel ban) and Mexico (the wall), but he didn’t shut the government down over the travel ban, he shut it down over the wall.

.... And just look at the cover art. (The edition I remember from my natalist-psychosis days was really just Mexico and Canada versus America, not tilted or whatever like this one.) Ever reflect that Canada and Mexico aren’t Muslim countries? It doesn’t matter. As long as it’s Not-Me. “Muslims, Mexicans, whatever. All those people are the same. They’re all Not-Me.” (Another good reason to revisit old delusions, as they tend to morph. “Where did it start? I have no idea....” “A Turk? I don’t care. He can come to the wedding if he blends in, which he does. Handsome chap. A black minister? You’re not serious. God can you imagine? Who wants more wine?” And then you don’t want to work at Wendy’s if half the burger-boys are black, and you can’t figure out why. “I guess I’ve just always disliked people who aren’t.... who are.... *different*, I don’t know. It’s a safety thing, though, very practical: I can prove all of it, no doubt....)

It’s just that fighting jihadists sounds more epic than fighting bilingual McDonald’s menus. But in practice, it doesn’t matter. As long as you take the bait and get angry, ready to fight either for or against him, he’s achieved his political objective. Didn’t the Dark Side Dude in one of those Star Wars movies say, ‘Strike me down; use your anger’?

Of course, when he’s really on a roll he tries to be funny, albeit in a passive aggressive way. I like being funny and passive aggressive myself, although perhaps not so much now as in younger days.

.... And, again, I regret that some people look at Mark Steyn as being as bad as pornography, because it’s not. It’s imaginatively counter-factual, but it’s not pornography.

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“You’re basically a troll, little girl.”
“Why am, I, the troll.”
“Because I don’t respect you.”
“Whatever.”
“A little girl like you would say that.”

Those are his favorite kind of arguments: “Because I don’t respect you”, and, “a little girl like you would say that”.

“The left is all worried about the Holocaust. Chumps.”
“Yeah, well.”
“A little girl like you would say that.”

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“too self-absorbed to breed”

?

It’s the opposite: I, I, me me, mine.

I, I, me me, mine.

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Population growth was always about the decline in the death rate. Eventually, the birthrate had to follow.

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He sets himself up as the savior of Germany or wherever against the Holocaust writers, then casually refers to them as “Huns”. Does this guy believe anything? Is there anything for him in it, aside from the fight?

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Muslim homophobia: casus belli.
Christian homophobia: necessary.

It can only make sense is you have no interest in making your own position coherent, and are simply interested in slamming others.

For me, both Muslim homophobia and gay Islamophobia are problems to be solved, just like female racism or black misogyny. You don’t put people on pedestals; the rules are for everyone.

But he is so unconscious he really doesn’t realize that he attacks in the other what he advocates himself.

Should the real people respect Europeans? No. Should the Muslims respect Europeans? Yes.

And for this, he needs a prize. “I’m just trying to get the dogs to respect you!” I thought you wanted me dead.

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I would be remiss if I didn’t clarify one point: you don’t have to let Mark Steyn scare you away from Christianity.

Some people do seem to flick from one to the other, A to non-A, Christ to (words have uses) Antichrist, very easily. But it isn’t always so. There are some who occasionally pray for bad things in good faith, as I have done, but it is not always so with them. It is different, with those who know Jesus, from those who know only the battle-map. Of course, not even Caesar is Anti-Christ 100% of the time, but you know what I mean: there’s knowing things, and reducing people to objects, and there’s knowing God, and becoming like Him.

It’s like with Levin and Vronsky or whoever at the end of “Anna Karenina”. One of them goes off to fight for the great Slavonic race against the Turk, and the other goes off to actually know Jesus.

I was just at a prayer meeting: very nice, very kind, very diverse— a little conservative about certain things, but they have absolutely nothing, nothing, to do with race and revolution. We were reading the Psalms, each person taking a verse, and the one that fell to me—not that I went skimming for, but that fell to me, was:

“I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to those who know Me; behold, O Philistia and Tyre, with Ethiopia: ‘This one was born there’”. (Psalm 87:4).

In other words, ‘We’re going to have a wall, and Mexico is going to pay for it.’

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I realize that being apolitical isn’t a get out of jail free card for everything, but.... how do you go from reviewing “Cats”, to this? Although I suppose that nobody cares if you review “Cats”. I guess war is sexier. And as much as he doesn’t want to get called out for advocating genocide straight, I think he gets some kind of gas out of the criticism almost as much as from the praise. War is definitely sexier.

Still, it’s a mystery. At one point, all he cared about was Andrew Lloyd Weber.

.... He probably had a very emotional reaction to 9/11, and then covered that up to avoid vulnerability. “It just tore me up inside!” vs. “After four weeks of pouring over demographic statistics from dawn to dusk every day....”

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If we’re going to blame someone for Mark Steyn, I think I should make it clear that much of the blame has to go to young people. Old people are somewhat influential, as young people when they do sign up for the glorification of white settler days often in part do it as the unenlightened way to get in touch with the days of before. But Steyn makes plenty of jokes about old people being useless, and writes with this angst that many youthful people have that they’re never going to have a few kids and thus “make it” in the world. People who actually have done this are much more likely to complain about sex and rap and such than the fact that the world population will not go up forever. (This is a crisis to Steyn because More Is Better, you know.)

Not that I want to blame anybody, I’m just talking about stereotypes.

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He’s a bit like a right-wing Alfred Kinsey.

Steyn: What if we don’t reproduce!
Kinsey: Exactly, old boy, exactly.
Steyn: The youth of today have lost their virility! They’re being held back!
Kinsey: Just so.
Steyn: We won’t be prejudiced anymore!
Kinsey: No, no, it’s “we are still prejudiced, by—“
Steyn: *points* You’re as good as a Muslim!
Kinsey: As good as a *what*?

And I suppose he can be whatever he likes, but I’m well within my rights to find him a little odd! (“What is you two brave old lawyers had ten kids, eh? Then maybe people in this country could have some money, a brave future!” “Do you know how much—“ “But the bl—“ “No....” “I mean, the poor, the immigrants, the Ir—, I mean the Is—“ “Compared to....” “Now look here Mark, do you suppose that they’re making more *land*, anymore!” “Limits to growth? What’s wrong with you: that’s not sexy! People aren’t sexy anymore!” “Too much rap.” “No, too many Muslims!” “Well, that certainly proves.... something, I’m sure, though I can’t imagine what.”)

.... He kinda jumps from one thing to another.
“So.... if child care is available, I’ll get really lazy and stop having kids altogether?”
“Muslims are bullies!”
“Oh, so we’re back to that.”
“Hey, let’s do our own non-sequitur.”
“‘Out beyond notions of right-doing and wrong-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. And lying down in that sweet grass, the world is too full, to speak of.’”
“The end.”
“The. End.”
“But Muslims are bullies!”
“Cut!”

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Fascism is the only way forward, I'm telling you: and even The Economist is on board, they suggest decreasing social programs by five percent over ten years. The money we save can be spent on the death camps.
Aren't they kinda feminist, though.
All I know is that there will be death camps for women in the New Europe.
And implicitly, he's behind you.
He says, Slash paternity leave, I hear, Round up the Turks.

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And if that doesn’t work, he can decide that Iraq is better than London— a homogeneously Muslim society is better than a diverse one. Like the classic racist, who hates mixed marriages more than black ones. (It was never illegal for slaves to reproduce, the way it was for them or their children to reproduce with whites.) So uniformity is the ultimate value, and it is worth any sacrifice. That, or it is simply that Europe is the Ultimate Threat to White America— the spy and the traitor that you want to kill, more than anyone else.

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"The Muslims are going to rape Europe--and thank God! They deserve it"
Let's review how this is going to work for you, Mark. You want to feed your face. That's primary. Whether government childcare can allow your wife to be your equal or have a quarter of your free time is secondary: and of dubious national security value. But doing it for yourself, feeding your face, that is great. But the civilized Euro-trash does not agree. You want it all to yourself; they want society. So, when the Muslims answer your prayers and rape Europe and take over the world, you will get to negiotiate feeding your face and having it all to yourself with the John Calvin theocrats of Islam, who want you to have none of it, full stop.... It is funny when the right talks about civilization like they are Kanye West: hey morons, he has got an excuse, what is yours? You Made The Rules for hundreds of years, now try putting your back into some of the housework like everybody else! That's right, Christo-fascist, the women expect you to wash some of the dishes now. But maybe, if the Islamists rape them, you will start to get the respect you deserve, women who write books will have to call themselves George Eliot or Ellis Bell or The Author of Sense & Sensibility, and pretty much everybody who matters will be okay. Except for you. John Mohammed Calvin will crush your libertarian dreams, assuming that that you actually had any dreams to begin with.

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“While seizing on the worst impulses to demonize the whole thing, we should also cynically exploit the internal divisions to weaken them.”

Mark Steyn is going to bat for moderate Islam. I’m filled with peace and bliss.... I do write about this way too much maybe, but it’s funny. “Hey kid, throwing rocks at the Catholic Church. Yeah you. You work for the IRA. You’re their recruiter.”

At one point: “I don’t need to read your Encyclopedia of Islam, weirdo intellectual. I see a Mohammed, I bash a Mohammed.”

Later: “*I* want to cynically manipulate internal divisions, but the *liberals* just accept everybody. They’re just not as curious as I am.”

And later he’ll be like: to think of the threat a monolith block of 27 countries could pose— bastards all think alike! Marshal the troops, then!

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I was sorta listening when he said that every other country is as bad as America, but he always veers into wackiness.

Be careful! People out there prize ancient battles over economic growth!
Isn’t that. What you do.
Wha....t?
Don’t let them worry you about the cost of school when the Muslims are abroad, spreading their terror! That kind of thing.
Exactly!
And you don’t really think the economy is the thing, really.
No!
And warriors who are too bloodthirsty to get paid off are the poster boys for your war ads.
Only the best!
You don’t see it, do you?
See what? The crisis? I see that!
You.... You need them.
I need them dead!
“There’s always someone left to kill.”
Ah, that was a great movie!
The fight.... is its own reward!
To the Islamists!
To you!
To me?
I don’t think the fight is its own reward!
Traitor!
So that’s what you think!
No! That’s what THEY think! Don’t you Listen?
Don’t I listen?
Don’t you listen!
Ok. This has been great.
You don’t listen!
Ten seconds, Mark.
I listen; he doesn’t!
And, we’re gone.

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It’s sad how much he hates women.

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It is sad.

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Maybe he just thinks that making fun of Muslims and Mexicans sells better than making fun of teeny pop— although, about that, he might have been wrong.

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Mark Steyn: I’m not saying we need to kill off all the Muslims to satisfy God. I’m just saying we need to kill, you know, a good amount— with no complaining! That’s important!— not so that they’re dead, but so that we’re callous. Remember? Being callous? Remember that? When the world used to be good to the white man.
Teeny Bopper: *giggling* Callous doesn’t frighten me! Weeeeee! Let’s have a dance party!
White Teeth Teen: *surly* She has a dance party whenever anything happens. Loser.
Mark Steyn: To hell with young people! Jalaliya! *kills the Teeny Bopper with a sword*
White Teeth Teen: *folds arms across chest* You can’t scare me, fascist. I didn’t even like her, anyway!
Mark Steyn: Equivocation is death! Jalaliya! *kills the White Teeth Teen with the sword*
*doorbell rings, someone enters*
Eminem: Oh my god, did someone kill those little girls?
Mark Steyn: I was only trying to toughen them up a little bit, I—
Eminem: No Dude, respect. You’re a real homie.
Mark Steyn: I’m afraid that there’s been some mistake; I like Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, maybe—
Eminem: The old man says he’s like The Beach Boys, and then he beats his woman and bloodies up the world like a rapper. *offers handshake*
Mark Steyn: *pauses* Have any kids?
Eminem: Three.
Mark Steyn: *his whole face lights up* Me too! I breed at above replacement rate!
Eminem: Whatever homie. Just remember: bitches bite.
Mark Steyn: Uh, I thought we were done with all this religious stuff about sex.
Eminem: No, homie. Life experience.
Mark Steyn: Whatever. Anyway, can we rap about the Muslims in this book I found about—
Eminem: No homie. We rap about sex and pain, not about your map of the Roman Empire.
Mark Steyn: The British Empire, mind. The Roman Empire was in, Europe.
Eminem: Too civilized for you?
Mark Steyn: By Jove, you have it, sir.

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“Let’s support women’s rights!”
“Starting with you?”
“No, starting with Them; I mean—“
“Remember when you admitted Mexico is basically innocuous, right after you represented Mexicans as an existential threat?”
“Shut up. No. Feminism and women’s rights are very different.”
“Jobs for women so they aren’t the captives of abusive husbands?”
“No! I like having a— I mean”
“Is, Mexico basically innocuous, Mark? Or an anti-Aryan superpower?”
“All these career women can go to hell! The world should just be callous, damn it— and for that, we need men to rule!”
“Why even have laws against rape and domestic violence. Everyone can just go back to the honor system.”
“Exactly, the honor of Empire. And the really important point is that, They, lack, Our, honor. Just ask my dead grandmother.”
“Who chained herself to the palace gates in a suffragette protest.”
“This shows the real danger of getting an education, these questions.”
“Mark, a genie offers to kill two Mexicans who want to go to school at an American high school, or, one Muslim who wants to blow it up. What do you do?”
“Well, let me think. Let’s see, the Mexicans are still of breeding age, so that’s a threat, but....”
“Mark Steyn, everybody.”

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I did mock him, although I flatter myself that it’s for art’s sake.

I also like to think that I understand him, and can at least tolerate him, especially in the sense of understanding what he actually does do and what he likes, and that kind of thing.

.... And, you know. He’s not a Christian. Christo-fascist, maybe, but....

Bart Millard: *shocked, as though he saw someone kissing a corpse*
Mark Steyn: What is this, teeny bopper Christian shit? This is America!
  smallself | Jan 11, 2019 |
I must highly, HIGHLY recommend AMERICA ALONE to anyone who, like me, still believes in American exceptionalism. Mark Styen analyzes demographic trends in western civilization, paying special attention to recent trends in Europe. In particular, while the native populations of most European countries are on the decline, muslim immigrants are flooding in (and out-breeding europeans). Steyn hypothesizes that you cannot so drastically alter the demographic makeup of a nation without the political climate also being affected. He spends much of the book citing various statistical studies & current events to support his claim, and he does so marvelously! America Alone is an informative (as well as entertaining) wake-up call to the people of America. It is a warning of what we have to look forward to if we continue to kowtow to those who practice a faith that teaches that we are all infidels. Its not hard to see, based upon what is already happening in some parts of Europe. Its just a matter of whether or not America will realize what is happening before it is too late.

While the book has been banned in Canada (the weenies in the Canadian government claim that the book is "hate speech"!), it should not have been. It isn't about hating muslim people. It is about being aware of the goals of the so-called "religion of peace" & standing firm against the PC ideology that has us making concessions to the islamic faith & its practitioners.

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  Adam_Z | Mar 19, 2018 |
A controversial read and strengthens my views on all religious fanaticism. ( )
  Judy_Ryfinski | Jan 20, 2016 |
A controversial read and strengthens my views on all religious fanaticism. ( )
  Judy_Ryfinski | Jan 20, 2016 |
I think I would have liked this book better if the author hadn't talked so much about the dangers of Islam. ( )
  jimocracy | Apr 18, 2015 |
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Two things set Mark Steyn apart from dystopian naysayers like Paul Ehrlich and Al Gore. First, Steyn is an irrepressible bon vivant -- an odd trait in a journalist touting "the end of the world as we know it." Linguistically, no turn of phrase is too banal, risque, or obscure to be included in Steyn's repertoire of fin de siecle ripostes. If Western civilization is going down the tubes, Steyn will at least get in a few bon vins, bonbons, and bon mots before the Eiffel Tower becomes the world's most prominent minaret.

Second, Steyn has a drawer-full of hard data at his disposal -- not cherry-picked computer models whose calculations are amazingly dependent on the speculative formulas fed into them. . . .

Steyn's term, "Eurabia," suggests the future he foresees for a continent flirting with a "demographic death spiral" and brooding in the lounge of that "old ennui." Rotterdam, where the Muslim population is 40%, may presage the shape of things by 2050 -- or sooner if "white-flight" out of "Eutopia" accelerates. In such an environment, "Pre-modern Islam beats post-modern Christianity." Put more dramatically, it's unlikely that "Pornistan" will peacefully co-exist with "the Islamic Republic of Holland." And in the struggle between those two, the strong horse doesn't belong to those who take pride in the fact that they aren't prepared to die for anything.
 
The wider English-reading public discovered the genius of Mark Steyn after September 11, and for two reasons other than the fact that his amazing prolificacy did not come at the expense of quality.

First, he is funny in an understated way; indeed, he may be the most interesting satirist now writing in English. . . .

Second, in this time of crisis in the Western world, Steyn is singularly unwavering and unaffected both by criticism and the blandishments of triangulation. Read Steyn each week of this long war, and there is no chance whatsoever that one will be surprised by a syrupy retraction, disguised as a “change of heart” or a “crisis of confidence”—those well-known embarrassing moments when a pundit suddenly learns he’s off the Washington A-list gravy train, and desperately wishes to write anything to get back on it. . . .

Instead, day in and day out, on the op-ed pages of the British, Australian, Canadian, and American daily papers, Steyn has brought home the simple fact of this war: whatever mistakes we have made are not fatal if we keep our heads. As he puts it near the end of the book, the problem is not merely that we are only employing a fraction of our physical power: “This book isn’t an argument for more war, more bombing, or more killing, but for more will.” . . .

Steyn is not, however, all sarcasm and fury. In a concluding chapter, he outlines a multifaceted ten-point strategy of dealing with radical Islam, from embracing women’s rights in the Middle East to marginalizing the pernicious UN, EU, and other gutless transcontinental organizations that in their cowardice trash the United States because it politely defers to their impotence in a way that the Islamic fascists most certainly do not.

Steyn ends this welcome book with a clarion call to ignore cheap criticism and press on with the fight against barbarity, for our civilization itself is at stake, and no one but America can save it: “We have been shirking too long, and that’s unworthy of a great civilization. To see off the new Dark Ages will be tough and demanding. The alternative will be worse.”
 
I’ve never read such an amusing book about such a grim subject. Mark Steyn’s America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It is in deadly earnest — our civilization is facing a crisis of confidence and demographic vigor just at the moment when a jihadi world movement stands poised to upend us. And yet Steyn’s inimitable wit enlivens every page. As NR readers already know, he is the Errol Flynn of commentators, finishing off opponents with a single flick of his rapier. Whether that rapier will finally be silenced by a scimitar is the story of this book.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0895260786, Hardcover)

In this, his first major book, Mark Steyn--probably the most widely read, and wittiest, columnist in the English-speaking world--takes on the great poison of the twenty-first century: the anti-Americanism that fuels both Old Europe and radical Islam. America, Steyn argues, will have to stand alone. The world will be divided between America and the rest; and for our sake America had better win.

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In his first major book, concervative columnist Steyn takes on the anti-Americanism that fuels both Old Europe and radical Islam. America, Steyn argues, will have to stand alone. The future, Steyn shows, belongs to the fecund and the confident. The Islamists are both, while the West--wedded to a multiculturalism that undercuts its own confidence, a welfare state that nudges it toward sloth and self-indulgence, and a childlessness that consigns it to oblivion--is looking ever more like the ruins of a civilization. Europe is almost certainly a goner. The future, if the West has one, belongs to America alone--with maybe its cousins in brave Australia. 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.--From publisher description.… (more)

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