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Overall I liked the book and think it is worth reading for the thinking reader.
A thoroughly researched book that looks at the demise of past civilisations and societies in order to shed light upon the very modern ideas around apocalyptic thought.
You'd have to be living under a rock to not see the changes taking place, and yet this is the very argument put forward.
Well written and presented with how we see the world.
The subject matter gave me a lot to think about.
I have had similar thoughts on our American fascination with cataclysmic thinking, akin to writer's block. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Deborah L Hughes
Few books have made me think more deeply about the current direction of the world and our collective perceptions of it. On this note, this book succeeds. Read morePublished 11 months ago by dominored
I got this book after hearing one of the authors interviewed on a podcast called Skepticality. He was well-spoken and made a lot of good points so I wanted to get a chance to see... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Bio Prof
This book's main points are:
1. There is no God so don't worry about a God-related apocalypse.
2. Cheap oil has made Western man wildly prosperous. Read more
Fascinating and reassuring, although I think the authors confuse complete physical destruction of the world with the collapse of civilization, and spend too much time scolding... Read morePublished 23 months ago by A. M. Whittington
Mathew Gross and Mel Gilles have given us a wonderful introductory volume on apocalyptic thought in American life. Read morePublished on August 11, 2012 by Jeffery L Irvin Jr
Concise, articulate, and readable information that should be in our collective consciousness. Well researched and written, sounding an alarm without inciting hysteria. Read morePublished on June 25, 2012 by 65dodgedart