America Alone

America Alone

The End of the World as We Know It

Book - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"Mark Steyn is a human sandblaster. This book provides a powerful, abrasive, high-velocity assault on encrusted layers of sugarcoating and whitewash over the threat of Islamic imperialism. Do we in the West have the will to prevail?" - MICHELLE MALKIN, New York Times bestselling author of Unhinged

"Mark Steyn is the funniest writer now living. But don't be distracted by the brilliance of his jokes. They are the neon lights advertising a profound and sad insight: America is almost alone in resisting both the suicide of the West and the suicide bombing of radical Islamism." - JOHN O'SULLIVAN, editor at large, National Review


Someday soon, you might wake up to the call to prayer from a muezzin. Europeans already are. And liberals will still tell you that "diversity is our strength"--while Talibanic enforcers cruise Greenwich Village burning books and barber shops, the Supreme Court decides sharia law doesn't violate the "separation of church and state," and the Hollywood Left decides to give up on gay rights in favor of the much safer charms of polygamy.

If you think this can't happen, you haven't been paying attention, as the hilarious, provocative, and brilliant Mark Steyn--the most popular conservative columnist in the English-speaking world--shows to devastating effect. The future, as Steyn shows, belongs to the fecund and the confident. And the Islamists are both, while the West is looking ever more like the ruins of a civilization.

But America can survive, prosper, and defend its freedom only if it continues to believe in itself, in the sturdier virtues of self-reliance (not government), in the centrality of family, and in the conviction that our country really is the world's last best hope. Mark Steyn's America Alone is laugh-out-loud funny--but it will also change the way you look at the world.

Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Pub. ; Lanham, MD : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, c2006.
ISBN: 9780895260789
Branch Call Number: 303.48273
Characteristics: xxx, 224 p. ; 24 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Apr 02, 2018

Did not like the author's style of writing. Not funny and overly melodramatic. Interesting points are brought up and they are especially prescient given this was written in 2006. If only more people had taken heed back then we may have been able to stop the rise of Islamofascism.

Jun 12, 2015

a reference to the author: . . . “Christian Terrorism and Islamophobia” . . . by Sam Harris . . .

Mar 23, 2015

Anyone without the capacity to think for himself will love having his thinking provided for him by this author.

EuSei Oct 09, 2012

As always, Mr. Steyn hits it bull's eye! Although this book is a bit old, it has everything to do with what we are experiencing today in this country and around the world. There is an excellent interview with him here: ): NOTICE: Attempts to censor (“Report this”) my comments will be fiercely fought under the aegis of American Libraries’ beloved principles: Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Read, Intellectual Freedom.

Aug 04, 2011

Mark Steyn has taken time to put together an understanding of what radical Islam is trying to do to the world.

Nov 11, 2010

Awesome. Recommended to Finn

tomato Jan 25, 2009

Extremely interesting and disturbing. Makes you think.

Jul 17, 2008

Controversial book. Lively writing. Although the argument is over the top, it raises a number of questions to think deeply about.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SLPL

To Top