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How Civilizations Die: (And Why Islam Is Dying Too) Hardcover – September 19, 2011
by David Goldman (Author)

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.
Good read, good news for the good guys ... us.

But it wont be easy. :cry:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:51 am 
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Sounds plausible.

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Got myself another batch of books:

Kronborg, Ove C - Et hjorne av en haers sammenbrud: The German 551. Volksgrenadier-Division's birth, struggle and destruction in Lithuania and East Prussia 1944-45 (In Danish)
Christensen, J.O and Iversen, R.H - Haeren ("The Army"): 400 years of Danish history (In Danish, this is JDR_Baboon's book)
Buxa,W - Weg und Schicksal der 11. Infanterie-Division (In German)
Zuehlke, M - Breakout from Juno

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We defended Normandy (Swedish translation by Henrik Lindberg) this is a collection of German general's reports on the Normandy fighting originating from the National Archives, Washington D.C.


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Quicksilver (volume 1 of the Baroque Trilogy) by Neal Stephenson. This is an excellent novel mostly set in the historical context of 17thC London as recalled by a guy that lives in e.18thC Massachusetts.

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Quicksilver (volume 1 of the Baroque Trilogy) by Neal Stephenson. This is an excellent novel mostly set in the historical context of 17thC London as recalled by a guy that lives in e.18thC Massachusetts.

My hat is off to you. I tried to read Cryptonomicon and Seveneves and both felt like I was reading phone books or technical manuals.

As far Neal or Neils go I much prefer Gaiman.

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The author of a book on how civilizations wax and wane, and why future generations everywhere will be wealthier
Great read, IMHO the only flaw is his theory is too geography based.

By the bye, he predicts a 'Nightfall' in our future and may be right, after all the 'Four Horsemen' are present.

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