Funny Quotes from Mark Steyn's "After America"

  • Published by steve on 27 November 2012.

Here are my favorite quotes from "After America". Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum this book will challenge your view of America's current state and it's future role in the world. I also guarantee you will get a few laughs unless you have already drank the Kool-Aid of the politically correct conventional "wisdom". As hilarious as Steyn is you may find that his logical conclusions make you want to cry a little as well.

Quote #1
"..Churchill's observation that an appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile hoping he'll eat him last." (Page 129)

Quote #2
"Because that's big government for you: you start a free-condom program for sexually active fourth graders, and the next thing you know elderly swingers in the twelfth year of Social Construct Studies want in. The D.C. condompalooza is a perfect example for progressive thinking's malign paradox: it destroys childhood and infantilizes adulthood, leaving a big chunk of the populace as eternal teenagers." (Page 174)

Quote #3
"Last week, Nanny Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, rivaled his own personal best for worst mayoral performance since that snowstorm a couple of years back. This is a man who spends his days micro-managing the amount of soda New Yorkers are allowed to have in their beverage containers rather than, say, the amount of ocean New Yorkers are allowed to have in their subway system — just as, in the previous crisis, the municipal titan who can regulate the salt out of your cheeseburger proved utterly incapable of regulating any salt onto Sixth Avenue. Imagine if this preening buffoon had expended as much executive energy on flood protection for the electrical grid and transit system as he does on approved quantities of carbonated beverages. But that’s leadership 21-century-style: When the going gets tough, the tough ban transfats."

You can buy the book on his website www.steynonline.com.