AMERICA ALONE: What they're saying!
Here's a sampling of some of the reaction to Mark's new book - from reviews, interviews and reader response:
FACING THE ISLAMIST MENACE
Christopher Hitchens has a somewhat critical review of America Alone . I disagree with him strongly about a common "Euro-Muslim identity". I think there is one, and that it transcends differences between German Turks and French Algerians, and that there are already signs that it's more authentically pan-Continental than ersatz EU "Europeanness". However, his criticisms in this and other matters are worth pondering. See also Brigitte Pellerin in The Ottawa Citizen on "our collective menopause".
EUROPA, ZOLANG HET NOG DUURT
"Mark Steyn is een wonderlijke man," says Chris Rutenfrans in the Dutch newspaper De Volksrant. In Canada, it's still the Number Two bestseller - and Bridget Tingley puts it at the top of her home library hit parade.
FRENCH FERTILITY RATES RISE!
Now why would that be?
SOCIETAL COLLAPSE: DIAMOND vs STEYN
An interesting comparison.
NOT WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR
Michael Gove reviews AA in The Spectator, a British review to add to the week's raves from Germany, Oz, the US and Canada, where it's this week's Number Three bestseller. If you're in Switzerland, it's also reviewed in the print edition of SonntagsZeitung. Notwithstanding the sales numbers, Geoff Lambert has a somewhat tentative review in The Winnipeg Free Press.
DESPERATELY SEEKING HATCHET JOBS
More reader reaction to America Alone - and Kevin Mooney reports on Mark's speech this week to the Heritage Foundation: "Steyn sees potential for new Dark Ages"
EUROPA KANN SEHR LEER SEIN
Die Welt's Hannes Stein reviews einen Bestseller geschrieben. We think he calls America Alone "the most important non-fiction book of the year", which is pretty good in any language. In The Jerusalem Post, Michael Freund picks up the theme and concludes: "Say goodbye to Europe".
INSIGHTS THAT CAN INSPIRE
John P Rossi reviews America Alone in The Philadelphia Inquirer - and there's more on Mark's thesis from Darrel Harber down under and from Frank's Case Book
HILARIOUS AND TERRIFYING
The Australian's Andrew Gold on Mark's book
NOTHING TO HOLD ONTO
Chuck Colson on Mark's book - and Amazon has posted a great review by David Solway from Books In Canada: "If you were to buy only two books this year, get two copies of America Alone." For a dissenting view, see "Our daughter will be more pro-American than Mark Steyn".
" THIS WILL BE THE BOOK THAT GETS THE ARGUMENTS OUT TO THE PUBLIC"
James McCormick reviewsAA, while over at Reforming Pilgrims it's
" THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL BOOK PRINTED LAST YEAR"
and John Biver says the book has
" THE POTENTIAL TO RIVAL THOMAS PAINE IN HISTORICAL VALUE"
"THE MOST FRIGHTENING BOOK OF 2006"
A rave from The Wave in Northern California - and in The Washington Times Suzanne Fields calls it "a doomsday book to spook any New Year's celebration". Andrew Stuttaford calls it the book of the year and Lisa Schiffren says Mark should have been Time's Man Of The Year!
"STEYN IS CANADA'S GIFT TO THE WORLD"
says The Toronto Sun's Salim Mansur
HOW OUR CIVILIZATION CAN FALL
Orson Scott Card on Greece, Rome and America Alone - plus Thomas C Reeves reviews AA here, and Damian Penny, the sage of Corner Brook, weighs in here.
"READ ANYTHING GOOD LATELY?"
Governor Mitt Romney picks some favorite books, while Josef Joffe picks a bone: PUNCH, WIT AND SMARTS. BUT...
AND "THE MOST FUN I'VE HAD BEING DEPRESSED"
says John Kienker in The Claremont Review Of Books
- and The Toronto Sun's Peter Worthington reviews America Alone here.
THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK OF THE YEAR
declares WGN's Milt Rosenberg
Mark talks to Gina Dalfonzo about America Alone
WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD
John Derbyshire mulls over a point or three from America Alone and finds plenty to disagree with
"MARK STEYN IS PHENOMENAL"
David Pryce-Jones reviews America Alone in the new Commentary
PETERS vs STEYN
This is an interesting contribution to the current blogospheric debate
ESSENTIAL READING FOR ALL
Marty Dodge reviews America Alone
THE EURABIAN FRONT
Mark talks to Britain's New Culture Forum
"THE JAUNTIEST BIT OF DOOMSAYING YOU'LL EVER COME ACROSS"
Jonathan Last reviews America Alone in The Philadelphia Inquirer
"NEVER HAS AN APOCALYPTIC VISION BEEN MORE AMUSINGLY PRESENTED"
George Jonas reviews Mark's book
Ted Byfield reviews the reviews of Mark's book
A REMARKABLE BOOK
Daniel Pipes reviews AA
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW
Mark talks to John Hawkins
VIVE LE CALIFAT!
Jeremy Rabkin reviews AA in The Weekly Standard, and The American Thinker also weighs in:
WILL ISLAM DOMINATE THE FUTURE?
and Canada's Globe And Mail raves:
"QUITE POSSIBLY THE MOST CRASS AND VULGAR BOOK ABOUT THE WEST'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ISLAMIC WORLD I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED!"
On the other hand, Saber Point prefers to consider the argument
After reading Ms. Kay's column I went to the Calgary Public Library's Web site to request a hold on Mark Steyn's America Alone. There was one copy available, and I would be 59th on the hold list. The hold would remain effective until May 11, 2008.
THE REST OF THE ICEBERG
The New Criterion's editors on America Alone: The End Of The World As We Know It
AMEN TO THAT
Victor Davis Hanson reviews America Alone
"BUSH GETS QUESTIONS - AND A BOOK"
This account makes it sound as if I ostentatiously inscribedAmerica Alone for the President unprovoked. In fact, I only did it (and somewhat sheepishly) when he asked me to. It was a great honor for a foreigner (and almost makes up for the obnoxious twit at the Derby Line, Vermont border crossing who doubted the legitimacy of my Green Card). John Hawkins, by the way, calls it a " superb book" .
"A MUST-READ WORK THAT WILL BE GERMANE FOR DECADES"
Lt Col Gordon Cucullu reviews America Alone: The End Of The World As We Know It
ON THE OTHER HAND...
CAIR calls for action: to send an easy-to-assemble form letter protesting me without having actually to read me, click here
MICHELLE, MARK, MOHAMMED AND MORE
The second part of my video guest appearance with Michelle Malkin at Hot Air
THE FAKE I.D. CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
The conclusion of my chat with Ivy Sellers and Robert Bluey of Human Events considers the question of immigration and identity. You can find the first part here and the second part here. [NB: There are some curiosities in the printed version of both parts, such as my concern for something called the "paragon falcon". But other than that the transcript is a peregrine of virtue.]
Here's something Jane Austen never got to do on her book tours: in a technological first for yours truly, I talk with a big bunch of bloggers about AA and related matters
THE MARK'N'MICHELLE SHOW
A special guest appearance on the great Malkin Vent
Paul Gigot interviews Mark on Fox News
A WHOLE NEW WORLD
Mark and Hugh Hewitt discuss America Alone: The End Of The World As We Know It
BIRTHS vs DEARTHS
The Census Bureau arranges a brilliant demographic tie-in for Mark's book
A BONFIRE OF FAILURES
John Weidner's thoughts on my new book are very well put and well worth a read, while The Telegram's editorialists in Newfoundland, of all places, offer a classically complacent view:
What if they all become plumbers?
WITTY PUN-FILLED LOOK BEFORE NEW DARK AGE OF REPRESSION COMMENCES
Not sure if that's a money quote or a if it will kill the book dead, but David M Kinchen reviews AA in West Virginia's Huntington News.
Austin Bay reviews Mark's new book
POKING THE WORLD IN THE EYE
Linda Frum interviews me in Canada's National Post
AMERICA ALONE LIVE!
Poles apart, 300 million Americans, the new Franco, and much more as readers muse on the end of the world
WE MUST REGAIN OUR WILL TO SURVIVE
Mac Johnson reviews Mark's new book
CONFIDENCE AND IDENTITY
Mark talks to National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez about everything from Gaza to Gore
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING DEADLY EARNEST
Mark talks to Ed Driscoll at TCS Daily
MARK STEYN FA LA CASSANDRA (WITTY)
An interview with Guilio Meotti of Mark's favorite Italian newspaper, Il Foglio
BLOG WEEK IN REVIEW
Mark discusses America Alone with Austin Bay and Glenn Reynolds