322 pages (hardback)
On August 3rd 1914, on the eve of the Great War, Sir Edward Grey, the British Foreign Secretary, stood at the window of his office in the summer dusk and observed: “The lamps are going out all over Europe.” Today the lamps are going out on liberty all over the western world in a more subtle and elusive and profound way...
Steyn, from Lights Out: Islam, Free Speech And The Twilight Of The West
Here's a great double-bill that makes the perfect Christmas gift for the apocalyptic Steyn fan in your family: Mark's latest Top Five international bestseller After America and its predecessor Lights Out: Islam, Free Speech And The Twilight Of The West together with 15 per cent off the combined cover price.
In his previous New York Times bestseller America Alone, Steyn warned of the impending collapse of just about every country in the western world except America. The good news is the rest of the west’s demise is still on schedule. The bad news is America has now signed up for the same program, supersized. And, unlike AIG, Fannie Mae, Detroit and Greece, the United States is big enough to fail, and spectacularly so. If, like Mark, you want to avoid that fate, then After America is the book for you. It starts with the money, because it always does - for Washington, as for London and Rome before it. But it ends with a ruined and reprimitivized planet...
If After America starts with fiscal collapse, Lights Out begins with the withering of liberty. Steyn takes a stand against the erosion of free speech in Canada, Britain and elsewhere, and the advance of a creeping totalitarian "multiculturalism". Roaming from America to Europe to Australia, Lights Out is a trenchant examination of the intersection of "tolerant" "diversity" and a resurgent Islam - and of the implications for freedom in the years ahead.
And, because it's the holiday season, the fun doesn't stop with civilizational collapse! When you order our After & Out package, we'll throw in a bit of Yuletide cheer with Mark's seasonal single with Jessica Martin, "A Marshmallow World". And don't forget, he'll be happy to autograph both the books to you and your loved ones.