So I read these two different books, one was by Bernard Lewis an Emiritus Professor of Near East Studies at Princeton University, and the other was by former presidential canidate Pat Buchanan. Neither book was directly about the current state of western civilization, but they both touched on some interesting and conflicting points about our world as we know it.
Buchanan - "All about us we can see clearly now that the West is passing away. In a single century, all the great houses of continental Europe fell. Not one European nation, save Muslim Albania, has a birthrate that will enable it to survive through the century. As a share of world population, peoples of European ancestory have been shrinking for three generations. The character of every western nation is being irremediably altered as each undergoes an unresisted invasion from the Third World. We are slowly disappearing from the Earth."
Lewis - "By the early 1990s it was clear that socialism had failed and that the often misguided and inept reforms introduced by reformist governments had impeded rather than advanced the economic development that governments had so plausibly promised and peoples had so eagerly awaited. Only in one respect were these economic policies successful - in underpinning a series of ruthless and pervasive dictatorships in which the liberties of the Western order were undermined and destroyed. Politically Western influence was reduced to a minimum but, in every other respect, Western influence grew apace.
The most visible, the most pervasive and the least recognized aspects of Western influence are in the realm of material things - the infrastructure, amenities and services of the modern state and city. Here there is clearly no desire to reverse or even deflect the processes of modernization. Nor indeed are such things as aeroplanes and cars, telephones and televisions, tanks and artillery, seen as Western or as related to the Western philosophies that preceded and facilitated their invention.
More remarkably, even some avowedly anti-western states have retained the western political apparatus of constitutions and legislative assemblies."
In his book Buchanan basicaly claims that Western civilization is dying and that WWI and II are the root of our downfall. In Lewis' book he argues that Western civilization had emerged from the Cold War triumphantly and is now far more influential than ever.
Personaly I have to side more with Lewis, Buchanan just kinda sounds like a KKK leader mindlessly proclaiming the white man to be an endangered species. And even if that were so our culture still kicks ass, and everyone else still has to modernize by way of adopting our social innovations.