Decline & Fall: Europe's Slow Motion Suicide

Decline Fall Europe s Slow Motion Suicide Once a colossus dominating the globe Europe today is a doddering convalescent Sluggish economic growth high unemployment an addiction to expensive social welfare entitlements a dwindling birth rat
  • Title: Decline & Fall: Europe's Slow Motion Suicide
  • Author: Bruce S. Thornton
  • ISBN: 9781594032066
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Decline & Fall: Europe's Slow Motion Suicide
    Once a colossus dominating the globe, Europe today is a doddering convalescent Sluggish economic growth, high unemployment, an addiction to expensive social welfare entitlements, a dwindling birth rate among native Europeans, and most important, an increasing Islamic immigrant population chronically underemployed yet demographically prolific all point to a future in whicOnce a colossus dominating the globe, Europe today is a doddering convalescent Sluggish economic growth, high unemployment, an addiction to expensive social welfare entitlements, a dwindling birth rate among native Europeans, and most important, an increasing Islamic immigrant population chronically underemployed yet demographically prolific all point to a future in which Europe will be transformed beyond recognition, a shrinking museum culture riddled with ever expanding Islamist enclaves Decline and Fall tells the story of this decline by focusing on the larger cultural dysfunctions behind the statistics The abandonment of the Christian tradition that created the West s most cherished ideals a radical secularism evident in Europe s indifference to God and church created a vacuum of belief into which many pseudo religions have poured Scientism, fascism, communism, environmentalism, multiculturalism, sheer hedonism all have attempted and failed, sometimes bloodily, to provide Europeans with an alternative to Christianity that can show them what is worth living and dying for Meanwhile a resurgent Islam, feeding off the economic and cultural marginalization of European Muslims, knows all too well not just what is worth dying for, but what is worth killing for Crippled by fashionable self loathing and fantasies of multicultural inclusiveness, Europeans have met this threat with capitulation instead of strength, appeasement and apologies instead of the demand that immigrants assimilate As Decline and Fall shows, Europe s solution to these ills a larger and powerful European Union simply exacerbates the problems, for the EU cannot address the absence of a unifying belief that can spur Europe even to defend itself, let alone to recover its lost grandeur As these problems worsen, Europe will face an unappetizing choice between two somber destinies a violent nationalistic or nativist reaction, or, likely, a long descent into cultural senescence and slow motion suicide.
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  • Bruce S. Thornton

    Bruce S Thornton grew up on a cattle ranch in Fresno County, California He received his B.A in Latin from UCLA in 1975, and his Ph.D in Comparative Literature Greek, Latin, and English, from UCLA in 1983 Thornton is currently Professor of Classics and Humanities at the California State University in Fresno, California He is the author of eight books and numerous essays and reviews on Greek culture and civilization and their influence on Western civilization He also has written on contemporary political and educational issues, as well as lecturing at venues such as the Smithsonian Institute, Hoover Institution and the Air Force Academy, as well as numerous colleges and universities.He was a 2009 2011 Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo Campbell National Fellow at Stanford University s Hoover Institution, where he currently is a research fellow.

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  • This is summary and synthesis of American right wing criticism of the EU program and perceived European perfidy on the international stage viz the war in Iraq, etc Thornton, whose background is in Classics, builds a case against the continued viability of liberal values in Europe based primarily on the work of three other writers Dr Theodore Dalrymple the magazine City Journal , Bat Ye or Islam and Dhimmitude , Eurabia , and Robert Kagan Of Paradise and Power The essential argument of the book i [...]


  • Short, cautionary volume Three essays and a post script.They are all well written, scholarly and negative about the prospects for Europe, if one couldn t tell that from the cover.The author seems to feel that Europe s departure from its moral roots is a major cause of the current strife.Current events in Kosovo make this a timely read.My German wife thought the book overstated the case in some of its cultural points, at least in the case of her homeland.


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