The Scrapbook is delighted to announce that our colleague Jonathan V. Last’s brilliant essay, “America’s One-Child Policy,” which appeared in these pages two-and-a-half years ago, has grown into an even more brilliant new book, What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster.

Except for the misanthropes out there, the news Jonathan reports is grim (our population is going to be shrinking and aging, unless present trends are reversed). But the book is superbly written and argued, and a consistent pleasure to read. Buy one for yourself and another for each of your 1.93 (on average) children.

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