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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (679 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Steyn Narrator: Mark Steyn Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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Optimistic about America's future? Don't be.

In his giant New York Times best seller, 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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 2/11/2014

    " Excellent book, but very depressing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Henderson | 2/8/2014

    " I sure hope this guy is wrong. Presents some good arguments though and, sadly, I think he's right. We're screwed. China will be the #1 economy in the world before I turn 40. :-( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua Pressel | 2/7/2014

    " Very prescient book. Unfortunately, Steyn's writing style, with its obscure references, tends to get in the way at times. I enjoyed it none the less. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 1/31/2014

    " Somehow Steyn manages to be entertaining while informing you that America is "going to hell in a hand basket." Very eye-opening and informative! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Langford | 1/29/2014

    " Humor, and scalpel-like criticism, is what you read Steyn for. He's such an acute critic and a lively writer. All his trademark flourishes are here in After America, as before. Sometimes he over-eggs his already-rich pudding mix, but all too often you know he's doing that because he cares. All we can do is hope that he's going to be proved wrong. Certainly, I didn't quite recognize the portrayal of England he gives. But on his 'home turf' I can't doubt the force of what he's saying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Robertson | 1/28/2014

    " I found his writing style difficult to follow - he seemed to quickly jump from topic to topic and I found myself having to go back to re-read what he had written in order to follow his line of reasoning. The subject matter was interesting and he tended to reinforce many of the things that I already felt about this country and the Obama presidency. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/22/2014

    " reading about the decline of Western Civilization in general and America in particular has never been so much fun. Steyn weaves his conservative/libertarian interpretations of the culture wars, immigration, the nanny state and entitlements, international affairs and American politics with wit, and writes about the many bad choices of America's and Europe's political classes with verve and panache. Is he right? Well, most of the time. I agree with his take on the creeping impotency of American society, but is Armageddon really looming? I tend to roll my eyes at doom-mongering, whether right or left, but Steyn (unfortunately) might just be correct. More correct than the global warmists, for instance. Anyhow, a very good read, if you like this sort of commentary. Mark Steyn is the best of the litter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 1/14/2014

    " Serious and humorous at the same time, Steyn describes America's fast track to Armageddon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 1/14/2014

    " Loved it - can't stop chuckling every page. Honored this fellow is Canadaian. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce | 1/2/2014

    " Witty and incisive; rambling and repetitive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Norman | 1/1/2014

    " Pretty riveting read, but also very disheartening at times. But of course, what do you expect from a book about the current and future downfall of American culture and influence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neal | 12/31/2013

    " Mark Steyn with his humorous approach on a very complicated subject - "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven Friedrich | 12/26/2013

    " I have a hopeful eschatology; God's church will grow and grow. America, however, is in very much trouble and I worry over her fate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda Sadler | 12/18/2013

    " Scary, but a must read for all Americans. Full of excellent information. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Jones | 12/17/2013

    " Lots of good antecdotes on the state of the world. Would like to see more solutions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 12/9/2013

    " i enjoyed reading about political issues facing America today with reference to the Constitution. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Grace | 10/31/2013

    " The most depressing book about America I have ever read. I love Mark Steyn, and his previous book, America Alone, was terrific. But this one is rambling and disorganized and absolutely depressing. Not his best work, to be sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Sweeney | 9/7/2013

    " Just an opinion, but if you really look around the writing is on the wall. Far too many entitled people for real change to happen without an utter collapse. I know this is doom and gloom and depressing, but he has some hilarious viewpoints to make it a little more palatable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephen Wenzel | 8/16/2013

    " Too depressing. Guess I should have figured that from the title! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 7/23/2013

    " Hard to read, but an important message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mackiest | 1/11/2013

    " Even if you disagree with almost everything he says, Steyn is "laugh out loud" funny in this book. He is easily the funniest political pundit writing today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brook | 11/11/2012

    " I admire Mark Steyn for writing with both humor and erudition on such a disheartening topic as the decline of western civilization. After completion, I was pleased to give my copy to an open-minded education graduate student whose own reading choice was "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karl | 9/8/2012

    " Only Mark Steyn could make American decline funny. Beyond the humor, though is a deeply troubling outlook on the future of America and what that portends for the rest of the world. If you like Steyn's weekend columns on National Review Online you'll want to give this book a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carl Cash | 8/5/2012

    " The feel good book of the year it is not. We need to know where we are going and remember what got us where we are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evan | 7/3/2012

    " Good, but not great. If you're familiar with Steyn's columns, you won't find any particularly new ideas here. Steyn's cleverness with a turn of phrase is on display, as ever, but the book lacks any compelling narrative organization. "

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About the Author

Mark Steyn has written on war, politics, the arts, and culture in such publications as Atlantic Monthly and Australian. He is a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, New York Sun, Washington Times, and New Criterion and in Canada for Western Standard and Maclean’s. Born in Toronto, he lives in New Hampshire.