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Michael Healy

Population Problems (even in the Islamic World)

Jun. 17, 2012, at 11:50pm

I often read of population problems in the western world of formerly Christian democracies (not to mention Japan, China’s one-child policy, sex-selection abortions in India, etc.).  I don’t quite as often read of fundamental and growing problems in this regard in the Islamic world.  Sometimes therefore I have a vague impression of western Europe on the decline in any number of ways and of the Islamic world growing in influence, money, people, religious fervor, and power.  It was with interest then that I recently read a book by David Goldman entitled How Civilizations Die (and Why Islam is Dying Too).  

His basic premise is that civilizations die when they lose the will to live—and this

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