Steyn's 'America Alone'

Austin Bay reviews Mark Steyn’s “America Alone” – looks like it might be a good read:

Author and columnist Mark Steyn notes in his new book, “America Alone” (Regnery Publishing), “The end of the world’s nighness isn’t something you’d want to set your watch by. ”

Steyn provides a collection of the dire predictions made by “Chicken Little’s eminent successors.”

Steyn’s list includes:

— 1968, in “The Population Bomb,” distinguished scientist Paul Ehrlich declared, “In the 1970s the world will undergo famines — hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death.”

— 1972, in “The Limits to Growth,” the Club of Rome announced that the world would run out of gold by 1981, of mercury by 1985, tin by 1987, zinc by 1990, petroleum by 1992, and copper, lead and gas by 1993.

— 1976, Lowell Ponte published a huge bestseller called “The Cooling: Has the New Ice Age Already Begun? Can We Survive?”

— 1977, Jimmy Carter confidently predicted that “we could use up all of the proven reserves of oil in the entire world by the end of the next decade.”

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