August 27, 2007

The Chief of Engineers is reading... America Alone

America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It
Mark Steyn

Conservative columnist Mark Steyn takes a close look at American and global politics in this book which is said to be "laugh-out-loud funny." He argues that America's historic belief in diversity is becoming its undoing. Steyn believes that Western promotion of multiculturalism undermines other long-held social and political institutions and that its social and economic programs undermine the very countries that advocate their use. Steyn asserts that if Western civilization is to continue, rather than falling to Eastern, specifically Islamic cultures, it America that must preserve it. In order to do this, he asserts that America must believe in its own deep-seated virtures--self-reliance and family--and have faith that our government, religion and way of life are superior to options advocated by other cultures.