What to Expect
February 8th, 2013




Jonathan V. Last is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard in Washington. His writings have been featured in The Wall Street JournalThe Los Angeles TimesThe Washington PostThe Philadelphia InquirerThe New York PostThe Claremont Review of Books, First Things, The Week,SalonSlateTV Guide, and elsewhere.

His book on fertility and demographics, What to Expect When No One’s Expecting, is published by Encounter. You can order it now on Amazon, Barnes & NobleIndiebound, and Books-a-Million. And become a friend of the book (or JVL) on Goodreads.

What people are saying about What to Expect When No One’s Expecting:

Abby Schachter, “On Not Bringing Up Baby,” Jewish Review of Books, Fall 2013

David Goldman, “Pregnant Pause,” Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2013

Allison Lin, “Weak Economy Means Fewer Babies,” NBC Today.com, July 9, 2013

World magazine “Books of the Year,” June 29, 2013

Interview on CBS Sunday Morning, May 12, 2013

Interview with Les Sillars, Touchstone, May/June 2013

Bruce Thornton, “The Coming Demographic Crisis,” Defining Ideas, April 25, 2013

Walter Russell Mead, “Capsule Review,” Foreign Affairs, May/June 2013

Lecture at the Family Research Council, April 3, 2013

Nick Gillespie, “Let It Breed,” BookForum, April/May 2013

Scott Yenor, “Part II: What to Do When No One Is Expecting,” The Blue Review, March 25, 2013

Michael R. Rosen, “Expecting the Unexpected,” The American, March 25, 2013

Electa Draper, “Decline in Birth Rates Breeds Worry,” Denver Post, March 11, 2013

Bill Donohue, “Our Anti-Child Culture,” Catholic League Catalyst, March 2013

David DesRosiers, “What to Expect?” Washington Times, March 4, 2013

Brad Wilcox, “The Empty Cradle?” National Review, March 11, 2013

Mark Tapson, “Why Have Kids?” Acculturated, February 28, 2013

Interview on Fox Business Channel’s Stossel, February 28, 2013

Interview on MSNBC’s The Cycle, February 28, 2013

Interview with John Hawkins on RightWingNews.com, February 27, 2013

Scott Yenor, “Population Decline and the Birth Dearth,” Public Discourse, February 26, 2013

Celeste McGovern, “Demographic Disaster Looms for America,” National Catholic Register, February 26, 2013

Kyle Smith, “Young Americans Should Beware Grandpa Simpson,” New York Post, February 23, 2013

Interview with Kathryn Jean Lopez on National Review Online, February 21, 2013

William McGurn, “Children of Men,” Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2013

Interview with Ed Driscoll on PJ Media, February 18, 2013

AEI Bradley Lecture Series, “What to Expect When No One’s Expecting,” February 11, 2013

AEI’s Banter Podcast, February 11, 2013

Interview on The 700 Club, February 11, 2013

Bryan Caplan, “Demographic Disaster?” February 10, 2013

Justin Green, “What Can We Do About America’s Baby Bust?” Daily Beast, February 8, 2013

Jay Evensen, “Overpopulation? We Should Be So Lucky,” Deseret News, February 7, 2013

JVL on Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, February 6, 2013

Interview on The Blaze Real News, February 6, 2013

Interview on Fox Business Channel Tonight with Lou Dobbs, February 5, 2013

Stanley Kurtz, National Review Online, February 5, 2013

10 Questions with the Daily Caller, February 5, 2013

Interview on CBS This Morning, February 5, 2013

Coffee and Markets Podcast, February 5, 2013

National Review “Between the Covers,” podcast February 5, 2013

Laura Vanderkam, “What to Expect,” February 4, 2013

After Words, C-SPAN2, February 2, 2013

Austin Ruse, “No Babies, No Future,” Crisis magazine, February 1, 2013

Heather Wilhelm, “When Babies Disappear,” RealClearBooks, January 14, 2013

Les Sillars, “America’s Baby Bust,” World magazine, December 19, 2012

Jeff Jacoby, “The Baby Bust Generation,” Boston Globe, December 16, 2012

More JVL on Demographics:

The “Overpopulation” Hoax, The Daily, May 2, 2012

On Wrongful Birth, The Weekly Standard, April 30, 2012

Demography Is Destiny, The Weekly Standard, April 23, 2012

America’s One-Child Policy: A Very Special Episode

7 Billion People, The Weekly Standard, November 14, 2011

China’s Lost Girls, The Weekly Standard, September 26, 2011

The U.N.’s Imaginary Babies, Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2011

Child’s Play with Numbers, WeeklyStandard.com, August 3, 2011

The War Against Girls, Wall Street Journal, June 24, 2011

Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2011

Ted, Teddy, and the Natalist Impulse, WeeklyStandard.com, December 7, 2010.

America’s One-Child PolicyThe Weekly Standard, September 27, 2010

There Goes the NeighborhoodThe Weekly Standard, September 13, 2010

The Depopulation of GreenlandThe Weekly Standard, May 17, 2010

Duggar EconomicsWall Street Journal, September 18, 2009

The Population Sink, The Weekly Standard, June 7, 2006.