After America: Get Ready for Armageddon

After America: Get Ready for Armageddon

by Mark Steyn


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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596983274
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 319,236
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Mark Steyn is the bestselling author of the book 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.

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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