Are Americans prepared to live in an age dotted by Islamic terrorism? That’s the question Dr. James Carafano–former Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army–asks in his new book, "Surviving The End: A Practical Guide For Everyday Americans In The Age Of Terror." Dr. Carafano is a terrorism expert, and Vice President for Foreign and Defense Studies at the Heritage Foundation. He's also a contributor for PJ Media.
Given that we’ve never been so close to midnight (the apocalypse) on the Doomsday Clock since 1984, this might be a good book for one to read in case the whole world starts to burn.
Dr. Carafano says that Americans are immensely unprepared for both man-made and natural disasters; we plan more for week long vacations than the fallout from possible terror attacks, pandemics, electromagnetic pulses, fierce hurricanes and bioterrorism.
His book discusses the following:
- Why what you do within the “golden hour” or first sixty minutes of a disaster determines your fate.
- From a mylar blanket to a pair of scissors, what every American family should have in their house to prepare for disaster.
- Why the best way to survive a nuclear blast and its resulting radiation may be to do nothing.
- The startling history of government deficiency in times of crisis where Americans were misinformed from the 1917 influenza epidemic to the 2014 Ebola crisis.
- Perversely, our federal tax dollars are making states and local communities less safe and less prepared.
- Why countries could descend into a “new” Dark Age without modern communications and electrical devices after an electromagnetic pulse.
- How a “cyber” Pearl Harbor could be an even more infamous day than December 7, 1941.
- Why Sony is just one of many victims of cybercrime, and what you need to do to your computers immediately to prevent intrusions and breaches of privacy.
SURVIVING THE END shows anyone how to weather the harshest storms. You don’t have to have a cellar full of canned goods or battlefield combat training to follow Carafano’s practical, step-by-step recommendations. The vital first step to survival is realizing that your strongest and most reliable resource isn’t the government. It isn’t Hollywood and the media. It’s you. With a sense of self-reliance, personal reliability and learning the skills offered by Dr. Carafano, we can survive the end.
The book will be released on February 16.