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Mark Steyn was born in Toronto, Canada on December 8, 1959. He worked as a disc-jockey before becoming musical theatre critic for The Independent in 1986. He became a film critic for The Spectator in 1992. After writing predominantly about the arts, he shifted his focus to political commentary. He vis mere has written for numerous publications including the Chicago Sun-Times, National Review, The New York Sun, The Australian, Maclean's, The Atlantic Monthly, Western Standard and New Criterion. He received the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism in 2006 and the Sappho Award from the International Free Press Society in 2010. Steyn has written several books including; The Undocumented Mark Steyn: Don't Say You Weren't Warned, Broadway Babies Say Goodnight: Musicals Then and Now, America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It, and After America: Get Ready for Armageddon. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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The Story of Miss Saigon (1991) 54 eksemplarer
Marked for Death: Islam's War Against the West and Me (2012) — Forord — 43 eksemplarer
The Survival of Culture: Permanent Values in a Virtual Age (2002) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
The Future of the European Past (1997) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer

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Mr. Steyn has a clever writing style, which is needed to be able to read about such a somber subject. There is a Hilaire Belloc poem titled the Pacifist, which Mark Steyn references, and contains a line something like:

Pale Ebenezer thought it wrong to fight,
But Roaring Bill who killed him thought it right.

That will pretty much give you an idea of where this book will take you. Mr. Steyn points out that there's an angry and militant population out there, and the West isn't doing much to address it. The book is meant to be a wake-up call regarding the current war on terrorism, and who's winning. The author notes that Islam is on the rise, with high birth rates and zeal for its cause(s), while the West is declining with its low birth rates, and large social welfare dependency. Even if support for militant Islam is very low among Muslims, and assuming that the majority of Muslims neither support or condone the actions of the militants, the author notes that they're but a silent majority. As the author states, even if the number of militants is very small, like one-hundredth of one percent, in a population of one million, that still amounts to 100 potential terrorist supporters. And there are hundreds of population centers of over a million, not just in the Middle East and Muslim majority countries. Given that it only took 19 individuals to carry out 9/11, those numbers stack up against the west unless peaceful solutions are found.


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rsutto22 | 25 andre anmeldelser | Jul 15, 2021 |
A lot of fun, very gossipy but also full of interesting analysis. It's a book you can't read without singing along. But the first half is more fun than the second. The author hates everything made after 1965, and he starts to sound like a bit of a sourpuss.
 
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amydross | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jun 26, 2021 |
A hot steamy jingoistic paranoid-schizophrenic right-wing mess.
 
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nfulks32 | 25 andre anmeldelser | Jul 17, 2020 |
Well, the title and sub-title says it all really. Very informative.
 
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