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

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 19, 2011 - Political Science - 256 pages
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 world wide, ??reveals how, almost unnoticed, massive shifts in global power are remaking our future.

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There are interesting figures/facts about population trends, projections and reproduction rates here. Is there a coming demographic crisis coming in e.g. Middle Eastern countries? Possibly. I myself ... Read full review

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This was an intriguing book to read. David Goldman frequently overstates his case against the possibilities of change in civilizations. The Scandinavians of today do not resemble the Vikings of a 1 ... Read full review



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David Paul Goldman is an American economist, music critic, and author, best known for his series of online essays in the Asia Times under the pseudonym Spengler.

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