I found his thesis fascinating. The demographic changes that we have all heard rumbles about are spelled out here in frightening detail. It is amazing to think that these great western societies, which have brought us everything from modern science and medicine to the first real slavery abolition movement in human history, are simply destroying themselves by selfishly not breeding. The concept of the perpetual adolescence brought on, largely, by the social democratic state making sure their population is not self reliant in an interesting one I had not thought of before. I have heard for years that great societies fall because of the collapse of the family but I have never understood the case for this until now. This book is a great, if somewhat disturbing, read. Let us hope that the author is wrong and that the west (Europe, Japan) can pull itself out of its own self inflicted demographic death spiral.
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