An excellent post courtesy of blogger ‘Utah’ over at THE RIO NORTE LINE
The Rio Norte Line
Almost three years ago, I wrote this:
I’ve just returned from an extended business trip to the United Kingdom, a little over 10 years since my first visit. During my travels, several observations were made that are relevant to our country and our next election. Where we stand on the edge overlooking the jagged chalk cliffs of multiculturalism, nanny statist ideals and socialism, our relatives have already stepped over. From the Fabian Socialists, the Unionists and the Communists of the pre and post-WWII era to Maggie Thatcher, Britain has wrestled with how a fading parliamentary empire can confront the political and social changes that modernity poses.
We are facing similar choices in America today.
I saw a significantly different society from only a decade ago. London has always been an international city, but a large segment has become Islamisized, with burkas as prevalent as mini-skirts, Farsi and Arabic as…
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I confess: I love Mark Steyn.
No, no, no…..I’m not cutting out his picture into heart shapes, or stalking the man in parking lots; nothing like that.
I simply mean he’s the funniest and most prescient author/pundit around. He’s like Bob Newhart in his heyday, but with a British accent and a politically conservative bent.
If you haven’t heard him or read him, I’d initially pick up America Alone. Published in 2006, it’s even more relevant now than it was six years ago. It’s simultaneously “laugh-out-loud funny” (that’s a quote from Amazon.com, but I completely agree), and depressing. He may have penned it using a time machine, since so many of his concerns have already begun to occur.
Anyway, please check out Steyn’s latest interview with Ginni Thomas on DailyCaller.com. It’s roughly 20 minutes long, but well worth your investment of time.
*By the way, if you want to see the full list of his books or read some of his current writings, go here.
**And if you want to hear him in more of a speaker-&-audience setting, this clip is a good place to start.