How Civilizations Die: (And Why Islam Is Dying Too)

How Civilizations Die: (And Why Islam Is Dying Too)

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by David Goldman, Spengler
     
 

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You’ve heard about the Death of the West.
But the Muslim world is on the brink of an even greater collapse.

WILL WE GO DOWN IN THE IMPLOSION?

Thanks to collapsing birthrates, much of Europe is on a path of willed self-extinction. The untold story is that birthrates in Muslim nations are declining faster than anywhere else—at a rate never

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You’ve heard about the Death of the West.
But the Muslim world is on the brink of an even greater collapse.

WILL WE GO DOWN IN THE IMPLOSION?

Thanks to collapsing birthrates, much of Europe is on a path of willed self-extinction. The untold story is that birthrates in Muslim nations are declining faster than anywhere else—at a rate never before documented. Europe, even in its decline, may have the resources to support an aging population, if at a terrible economic and cultural cost. But in the impoverished Islamic world, an aging population means a civilization on the brink of total collapse— something Islamic terrorists know and fear.

Muslim decline poses new threats to America, challenges we cannot even understand, much less face effectively, without a wholly new kind of political analysis that explains how desperate peoples and nations behave.

In How Civilizations Die, David P. Goldman—author of the celebrated “Spengler” column read by intelligence organizations worldwide—reveals how, almost unnoticed, massive shifts in global power are remaking our future.

Goldman reveals:

  • How extinctions of peoples, cultures, and civilizations are not unthinkable—but certain
  • How for the first time in world history, the birthrate in the West has fallen below replacement level
  • Why birthrates in the Muslim world are falling even faster
  • Why the “Arab Spring” is the precursor of much more violent change in the Islamic world
  • Why looming demographic collapse may encourage Islamic terrorists to “go for broke”
  • How the United States can survive the coming world turmoil

In How Civilizations Die, David P. Goldman has written an essential book for understanding what lies in the future for America and the world.

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Praise for How Civilizations Die

“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596982734
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
09/19/2011
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
741,070
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


DAVID P. GOLDMAN headed global bond research for Bank of America as well as other Wall Street research groups. He was elected to Institutional Investor’s All-America Fixed-Income Research Team. A former Forbes columnist and editor at First Things and a frequent television commentator on politics and the economy, he draws a million readers a month for his “Spengler” column at Asia Times Online. Trained in music theory as well as economics, he has written extensively on music, mathematics, religion, and the cultural heritage of the West. He lives in New York City with his family.

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How Civilizations Die 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moutians on eage of Goldclan territory.
Knuckledragger More than 1 year ago
Even thoughs of us who were astute enough to notice that the population curve had reached it's inflection point back in the 1970s and would flatten out well short of armegeddon assumed that population growth rates would remain high in the Islamic world. The spectre of a massive tidal wave of Muslim immigrants engulfing the European countries whose plummeting birth rates had already consigned them to oblivion was alarming. However; the too easily not noticed news that the population bomb is fizzling in the Islamic world obligates policy makers to reevaluate their fundamental assumptions. The fact that the Total Fertility Rates in Muslim countries suddenly decreased precipitously after the September Eleventh attacks suggests that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq might have had some consequences that were either unintended or at least not publicized.
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Sailorman52 More than 1 year ago
How Civilizations Die offers a different perspective that is thought-provoking and well worth a careful reading. One can argue with some of the author's analysis of the data presented, but the data itself is a catalyst for considering the future that we in the West must sooner or later face up to. The facts are sobering, and the earlier we start to act on them, the better . This book sounds a call that should not be ignored.
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