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The Death of the Grown-up (Paperback)

By Diana West

Product Description

Diana West sees a U.S. filled with middle-age guys playing air guitar and thinks: "No wonder we can't stop Islamic terrorism." She sees Moms Who Mosh and wonders: "Is there a single adult left anywhere?" But, the grown-ups are all gone. The disease that killed them was incubated in the 60s to a rock-and-roll score, took hold in the 70s with the help of multiculturalism and left us with a nation of eternal adolescents who can't decide between "good" and "bad," a generation who can't say "no." From the inability to nix a 16-year-old's request for Marilyn Manson concert tickets, to offering adolescents parentally-funded motel rooms on prom night, to rationalizing murderous acts of Islamic suicide bombers with platitudes of cultural equivalence, West sees us on a slippery slope that's led to a time when America has forgotten its place in the world. In "The Death of the Grown-up" Diana West serves up a provocative critique of our dangerously indecisive world leavened with humor and shot through with insight.

About the Author

DIANA WEST is a WND weekly columnist who has contributed to many other publications including The Wall Street Journal, Weekly Standard, New Criterion, Public Interest, Women's Quarterly and Washington Post Magazine. She has also written fiction for the Atlantic Monthly. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.


“Diana West’s analysis of American culture and society is filled with sharp insights and critical judgments that are illuminating and provocative. 'The Death of the Grown-up' delivers an honest perspective on the many forces and pressures challenging 21st century Americans.” - Lou Dobbs, CNN

“Diana West's brilliant and irreverent skewering of America's fixation on youth is a wake-up call for every individual who wants to see Western civilization endure. West makes the provocative case that a mass cultural obsession with perpetual adolescence has eliminated adulthood from the human experience, leaving our society effectively undefended as we confront the challenges ahead, especially the menace of Islamofascism.” - Tony Blankley

“This is a brilliant book that devastatingly dissects our politically correct society. In a book that will be read for generations, Diana West has written one of the most important books on our culture, politics and society that I have ever read. Diana has masterfully recognized and explained how certain trends within Western culture have fundamentally altered Western identity and weakened our resolve to combat a fierce enemy, radical Islam. A must read for anyone who wants to understand why, all too often, many in the West are apologetic when confronted with the excesses of radical Islam and what we need to do to win the war on terror. This is a phenomenal book that will truly alter the way you view society. It is masterful.” - Steven Emerson

Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (September 16, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312340494
  • ASIN: B002IT5OW0
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.6 inches

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