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The Resource How civilizations die (and why Islam is dying too), David P. Goldman

How civilizations die (and why Islam is dying too), David P. Goldman

Label
How civilizations die (and why Islam is dying too)
Title
How civilizations die (and why Islam is dying too)
Statement of responsibility
David P. Goldman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thanks to collapsing birthrates, much of Europe is on a path of willed self-extinction. But birthrates in Muslim nations are declining faster--at a rate never before documented. Europe 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. Muslim decline poses new threats to America, challenges we cannot face effectively without a wholly new kind of political analysis that explains how desperate peoples and nations behave. David P. Goldman--author of the celebrated "Spengler" column--reveals how massive shifts in global power are remaking our future: 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;" and how the United States can survive the coming world turmoil.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
909/.09767
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CB151
LC item number
.G64 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
How civilizations die (and why Islam is dying too), David P. Goldman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The fifth horseman of the Apocalypse -- pt. 1: The decline of the East. The closing of the Muslim womb ; Faith, fertility, and the world's future ; What the Arab revolutions mean ; Sex, drugs, and Islam ; "They want to destroy the Turkish nation!" ; The end of traditional Muslim society ; The Islamist response -- pt. 2: Theopolitics. Civilizational failure and suicide ; Four great extinctions ; Islam: the Arabs as chosen people ; How Christianity died in Europe ; Why some religion fails in the modern world -- pt. 3: Why it won't be a post-American world. Passing the acid test of modernity ; Europe's ruin and America's founding ; Can American democracy be exported? ; The morality of self-interest
Control code
ocn698332796
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 306 p.
Isbn
9781596982734
Lccn
2011030144
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)698332796
Label
How civilizations die (and why Islam is dying too), David P. Goldman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The fifth horseman of the Apocalypse -- pt. 1: The decline of the East. The closing of the Muslim womb ; Faith, fertility, and the world's future ; What the Arab revolutions mean ; Sex, drugs, and Islam ; "They want to destroy the Turkish nation!" ; The end of traditional Muslim society ; The Islamist response -- pt. 2: Theopolitics. Civilizational failure and suicide ; Four great extinctions ; Islam: the Arabs as chosen people ; How Christianity died in Europe ; Why some religion fails in the modern world -- pt. 3: Why it won't be a post-American world. Passing the acid test of modernity ; Europe's ruin and America's founding ; Can American democracy be exported? ; The morality of self-interest
Control code
ocn698332796
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 306 p.
Isbn
9781596982734
Lccn
2011030144
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)698332796

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