The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity (Hardback)
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The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages
Published: 17/09/2019

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The conservative intellectual even liberals admire, Douglas Murray follows his provocative The Strange Death of Europe with this penetrating examination of four ideological totems of modern Western society; sexuality, gender, technology and race. Bracing and rational, The Madness of Crowds is another elegantly argued polemic from a very well informed commentator.

In his devastating new book The Madness of Crowds, Douglas Murray examines the twenty-first century's most divisive issues: sexuality, gender, technology and race. He reveals the astonishing new culture wars playing out in our workplaces, universities, schools and homes in the names of social justice, identity politics and 'intersectionality'.

We are living through a postmodern era in which the grand narratives of religion and political ideology have collapsed. In their place have emerged a crusading desire to right perceived wrongs and a weaponization of identity, both accelerated by the new forms of social and news media. Narrow sets of interests now dominate the agenda as society becomes more and more tribal - and, as Murray shows, the casualties are mounting.

Readers of all political persuasions cannot afford to ignore Murray's masterfully argued and fiercely provocative book, in which he seeks to inject some sense into the discussion around this generation's most complicated issues. He ends with an impassioned call for free speech, shared common values and sanity in an age of mass hysteria.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472959959
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 584 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


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Douglas Murray fights the good fight for freedom of speech ... A truthful look at today's most divisive issues - Jordan B. Peterson, bestselling author of 12 Rules for Life

[Murray’s] latest book is beyond brilliant and should be read, must be read, by everyone. He mercilessly exposes the hypocrisy and embarrassingly blatant contradictions that run rife through the current ‘woke’ vogue. - Richard Dawkins

Whether one agrees with him or not, Douglas Murray is one of the most important public intellectuals today. - Bernard-Henri Lévy

How can you not know about The Madness of Crowds? It’s actually the book I’ve just finished. You can’t just not read these books, not know about them. - Tom Stoppard

Simply brilliant. Reading it to the end, I felt as though I’d just drawn my first full breath in years. At a moment of collective madness, there is nothing more refreshing – or, indeed, provocative – than sanity. - Sam Harris, author of five New York Times bestsellers and host of the Making Sense podcast.

An abomination - Titania McGrath, author of Woke: A Guide to Social Justice

This is an author who specialises in expressing what everyone sort of knows already and is afraid to say ... well argued, well supported and well observed - The Times, Lionel Shriver

Graceful and witty - Guardian

Necessary and provocative - Evening Standard

Impressive and lively … Murray’s comprehensive survey of the prevailing madness will not persuade every reader. But it raises the real questions of our times. - Roger Scruton, Unherd

Murray’s book performs a great service - Financial Times

Fascinating … Much of what Murray writes is pertinent and hard to disagree with - Sunday Times

Murray is a superbly perceptive guide through the age of the social justice warrior - Daily Telegraph

Murray’s book raises urgent questions about how people should conduct themselves in today’s age of “wokeness”’ - Catholic Herald

Murray's was the third critical interrogation of this subject that I read this summer, and it is the best. - The Times Saturday Review

A profoundly helpful insight on the hysteria of cancel culture. - Saba Douglas-Hamilton, Scottish Field

Douglas Murray on The Madness of Crowds and the role of social media

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'They're making us madder than we need to be.' Douglas Murray's new book, The Madness of Crowds, examines the four ideological totems of modern Western society; sexuality, gender, technology and race. In this video he questions the role of technology in whipping up online discontent.

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“Thought Provoking!”

Thanks to the publisher Bloomsbury for sending me a review copy. I was a bit of a different read for me but thought it was though-provoking and enjoyed it right up to the end. May read his others stuff after this!

Hardback edition
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“Oxygen for our dying discourse”

An outstandingly honest, brave and intelligent book. A welcome riposte to the hypocrisy of liberalism, suffocating political correctness and absurd intersectionality. Written in a light and accessible tone but... More

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“A great read which made me think!”

A well reasoned argument for thinking issues through. Even if you don’t agree with his conclusions it’s a great read and highlights how as a society we accept everything and go with the crowd who also haven’t thought... More

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