The New Puritans: How the Religion of Social Justice Captured the Western World (Hardback)
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The New Puritans: How the Religion of Social Justice Captured the Western World (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 08/09/2022
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Engaging, incisive and acute, The New Puritans is a deeply necessary exploration of our current cultural climate and an urgent appeal to return to a truly liberal society.

The puritans of the seventeenth century sought to refashion society in accordance with their own beliefs, but they were deep thinkers who were aware of their own fallibility. Today, in the grasp of the new puritans, we see a very different story.

Leading a cultural revolution driven by identity politics and so-called 'social justice', the new puritanism movement is best understood as a religion - one that makes grand claims to moral purity and tolerates no dissent. Its disciples even have their own language, rituals and a determination to root out sinners through what has become known as 'cancel culture'.

In The New Puritans, Andrew Doyle powerfully examines the underlying belief-systems of this ideology, and how it has risen so rapidly to dominate all major political, cultural and corporate institutions. He reasons that, to move forward, we need to understand where these new puritans came from and what they hope to achieve. Written in the spirit of optimism and understanding, Doyle offers an eloquent and powerful case for the reinstatement of liberal values and explains why it's important we act now.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349135328
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'If future historians were to recommend only one book to help readers understand the "Critical Social Justice" madness that consumed the West in the early twenty-first century, it would be The New Puritans. Written by one of the ideology's most articulate and effective critics, Dr. Andrew Doyle's timeless perspective detailing the ideological takeover of venerable institutions also provides an impassioned defense of liberalism. A must read.' - Peter Boghossian

'A sober but devastating skewering of cancel culture and the moral certainties it shares with religious fundamentalism' - Sunday Times

'Doyle writes exceptionally well and he backs up his j'accuse with copious illustrations of ideological excess... university no-platformers like to say that 'words are violence'. If so, Doyle's are rapiers.' - Herald

'This is a serious book about a serious subject - the arrogation of moral purity and cultural orthodoxy by a small but influential posse, and Doyle's anger and disbelief come through on every page.' - Mail on Sunday

'In this lucid, important book, the satirist and commentator Andrew Doyle zeroes in on the religiosity of these movements... he is supremely erudite and writes beautifully. Anyone with an interest in contemporary culture and politics should read this book.' - Matthew d'Ancona, Tortoise Media

'This book is a call to arms in an existential battle... it's thrilling to be led by such a brilliant commander.' - Spectator

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