After America: Get Ready for Armageddon

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Optimistic About America?s Future?
Don?t Be.

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.

It?s not just our looming financial collapse; it?s not just a culture that seems on a fast track to perdition, full of ...

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Overview


Optimistic About America’s Future?
Don’t Be.

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.

It’s not just our looming financial collapse; it’s 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; it’s not just America’s potential eclipse as a world power because of the drunken sailor policymaking in Washington—no, it’s all this and more that spells one word for America: Armageddon.

What will a world without American leadership look like? It won’t be pretty—not for you and not for your children. America’s decline won’t be gradual, like an aging Europe sipping espresso at a café until extinction (and the odd Greek or Islamist riot). No, America’s 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 world’s 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.

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The author of America Alone is back with another large parcel of bad news and sardonic humor. In his previous book, he prophesied the collapse of every country in the western world except the U.S. In his new offering, he describes our country's rapid descent into economic and geopolitical Armageddon. Steyn foresees a post-American world where China is the new superpower, the Middle East is dominated by Iran, and our domestic scene has descended into chaos. An energetic, witty appraisal of approaching doom.

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Praise for After America

“Mark Steyn is a modern day Jeremiah with a quiverful of devastating one-liners, nailing what the liberals have done to our country. He presents an alarming—and frighteningly convincing—prophecy of where we’re headed. The choice is stark—we either listen to Steyn and act on his recommendations or face economic and cultural armageddon.”
—Mark Levin

“Mark Steyn has done it again. In his new book, After America, he clearly defines the dangerous signals which show America is embracing the same doomed path as the failed European economies, and how vital it is to implement and avoid policies right now to prevent us from the same fate.”
—Sean Hannity

“Only Mark Steyn can write about the decline of America and leave you laughing.”
—Ann Coulter

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596981003
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/8/2011
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 545,613
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Mark Steyn is the bestselling author of After America and America Alone. His writing on war, politics, the arts, and culture has appeared in almost every major newspaper around the world, from The Wall Street Journal to The Irish Times to The Australian. In the United States he is National Review’s “Happy Warrior,” as well as a regular guest-host on America’s number one radio show, The Rush Limbaugh Show, and America’s number two cable news show, Hannity on Fox News. He lives in New Hampshire.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Paperback Edition: The Brink of Suddenly ix

Prologue: The Stupidity of Broke 1

Chapter 1 The New Rome 25

Chapter 2 Undreaming America 45

Chapter 3 The New Athens 103

Chapter 4 Decline 127

Chapter 5 The New Britannia 189

Chapter 6 Fall 211

Chapter 7 The New Jerusalem 269

Chapter 8 After 279

Epilogue: The Hope of Audacity 325

Acknowledgments 351

Notes 353

Index 405

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

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    A must read for anyone who is still a Patriotic American.

    I bought this book knowing full well the content would be excellent and detailed in it's relevance to American Decline. I was not disappointed. This book is a page-turning eye-opener for all who have somehow sleep walked throughout the past few decades. If you want to know truths about American decay and decline I suggest anyone with an open mind buy this book, read it, and wake up to the stark reality laid out by its author Mark Steyn. It is one of those books you can put on the shelf next to the best of the best in your collection. I would recommend it to anyone who has the objectivity to read into the subtle warning therein. A gripping and telling tale that will make you reconsider many of your sheepish views and even might wake you from a far too long apathetic slumber in regards to American stature in a World all too determined to see our nation fall. I would stake my Honor on the validity of the facts and truths of this book. SFC Daniel L. Diaz, USA, ret.

    36 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    Good Stuff

    Just got it, great book

    13 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

    Well worth buying a copy of this book.

    Profound. Insightful. Disturbing. Provoking.

    12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2011

    Excellent!

    A fine read in typical Mark Steyn style. His "what if?" approach and theories for America's outcome if we continue to hurtle down the path we are now on. Parallels to the decline of European nations and the interaction of that bunch of nations and the United States...and how we can look like the 3rd world if we choose to continue in the downward direction we are being forced to travel presently. A sobering conjecture to make you think what things could look like if we don't abort this ride to doom.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

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    Eye opening and highly recommend read

    For those who love to keep on the cutting edge of information especially about this great nation that we live in. This book is another eye-opening, great detailed, informative book that would give great insight in where our nation is going.
    A must read for these troubled times.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

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    Mark Steyn is no stranger to controversy and to the particularly

    Mark Steyn is no stranger to controversy and to the particularly scathing vain of apocalyptic social commentary. In “America Alone” he addressed an increasing sense of isolation on the part of America in world that seems to be irrevocably sliding away from the many principles that had built the Western Civilization. Unfortunately, in the intervening years even America and Americans have been drifting away from those same values and principles, and in Steyn’s view are headed towards the inevitable doom. In “After America” he presents his case for this assessment.
    A doomsday books ought not to be this much fun to read. Steyn’s wit, erudition, and style are second to none in today’s polemical political punditry, and in his latest book he’s been combining them and using them to the max. He strips naked all the liberal sacred cows and reduces to the brutal essentials many of the big-state arguments from the left. Steyn argues that the recent encroachment on individual liberties in the US under the Obama administration, and a concomitant increase of the nanny state, are actively undermining the political and economic health of America, and make it far less competitive in the ever more treacherous seas of the changing geopolitical realignments. Aside form the economic uncompetitiveness, it’s the lack of leadership when it comes to individual freedom that is rapidly eroding America’s unique leadership position. As many generations of immigrants have known for well over two centuries, including Steyn and myself, America has for well over two centuries been a beacon to all who try to escape or overcome tyranny in all parts of the world. And in our view, the world without such strong and unique American leadership is a much more dangerous and uncertain world.
    Steyn is a very opinionated writer, and this is one of his main selling points, as well as one of his biggest liabilities. He has a particular set of opinions, and although most of them form a coherent right-leaning worldview, he has enough of the personal pet peeves thrown into the equation that it’s inevitable that some of that stuff will not resonate with all of his fans. I personally don’t see the decline of government-sponsored space program as part of the decline of America itself. The space program was conceived and executed at the height of the cold war and it had its own rationale and value in promoting the American know-how and acting as a stand-in for all of American technological supremacy. Unfortunately, in my opinion the space program has been a victim of its own success. Like all other government programs of that size and scope it de-incentivized any privately initiated space exploration ventures for the better part of half a century. As it has been successfully demonstrated recently with the launch of Space X, the private sector has fully caught up and is able to execute space programs on its own. If this trend continues or, even more likely, accelerates, then in the decades ahead we may witness the true renaissance of the space exploration, and America-based private ventures at the center of it.
    This book is a great read that provides a lot of insights and food for thought. However, it is an extremely partisan book and it’s unlikely that anyone who is not already persuaded by its premise will find it convincing. For those of us, on the other hand, who are concerned with the future of freedom in America and beyond this book can serve as a much needed and welcome call to arms.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    After America Get Ready for Armageddon by Mark Steyn, talks about choices by politicians, citizens, leaders, and presidents that have lead America to Armageddon. Chapter six, Fall Beyond the Green Zone, stood out by stating how America¿s debt will be paid by countless generations to come. In this chapter, it explained how the government has spent money that we do not have, also known as ¿deficit spending.¿ Effects of deficit spending are unemployment and program cuts. Cutting back on money spent will make our economy will suffer more. When America borrows money to control deficit spending, America becomes in debt with other nations which puts America at a disadvantage. If America keeps borrowing from other nations it will take a toll on the future generations and will cause America to head towards Armageddon. After reading the book After America Get Ready for Armageddon, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know the truth about America¿s past/present mistakes and how future generations will be affected.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2012

    If Rush Limbaugh knew how to write this is what he'd come up wit

    If Rush Limbaugh knew how to write this is what he'd come up with.

    3 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    A Book You Love to Hate

    Steyn is not as humorous and witty as book cover reviewers would have you believe. He uses an age old technique of laying the foundation for his eventual rant with anecdotes about social, political and economic observations and situations which have you nodding in agreement. Then he lays out his conservative ipso facto: if you agree with Point A and B, then you must agree with the root cause of C.

    He is an example of why politics has gone beyond annoying to downright scary.

    3 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Great read

    Very insightful

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Borrring................and predictable

    I should have known by the title of the book to be leery. I purchased it and was very disappointed. I wouldn't recommend this book.

    2 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Don't read this book...

    Don't read this book if you're already depressed about the way this great country is headed. If not for Mark's incredible wit, it would have been hard to endure to the end. Like Titantic, or the Halocaust, you know how this one is going to end, and it isn't pretty. He actually confirmed my suspicions. Good job, Mr. Steyn. I guess I'll see you in Texas pretty soon; right after the secession.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2011

    Need to Brush up on Chinese Culture

    On p94 Mr Steyn states China will never rule the world, citing their one-child policy as the cause. Good enough. He's right, but there are other reasons, too: the US has garnered over 300 Nobel prizes, while China ties with Santa Lucia for two. Chinese culture is not innovative, which is why they steal technology from the West. Can't rule the world if there is no one left to steal from! Later on,he reverses himself.China's going to win after all... Mr Steyn refers on p 287 to Chinese and English keyboards in New Zealand. Come on! One goes to a virtual keyboard to type Chinese, then types it out in pinyin, a phonetic script. The computer figures out what character you're trying to enter,and inserts it for you.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    More Classic Steyn

    More laughing towards the apocalypse with Steyn.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

    Witty and Scary

    Well written. Well sourced. Demonstrates in how much fun financial statistics can be while leaving the reader wondering how long it might be for the real "End of America."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Steyn in my eye!

    Love all his work....this book is like when he fills in for Rush. Frenetic, fantasmagorical and first rate. Hope I spelled all that gush correctly, but who cares? A top rate, hilarious slap in our faces.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Awesome person

    I wasn treally into social studies when I was in grade school but this this is diffrent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Great book.

    Some very good points made. Loved the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    America is dead..

    Most politicians are communist destroying the country from within and about to slam us with endless tyranny and loss of human rights.....welcome to hell..

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 5, 2012

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