The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity (Paperback)Douglas Murray (author)
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.
Updated with a new afterword by the author
Are we living through the great derangement of our times?
In The Madness of Crowds Douglas Murray investigates the dangers of 'woke' culture and the rise of identity politics.
In lively, razor-sharp prose he examines the most controversial issues of our moment: sexuality, gender, technology and race, with interludes on the Marxist foundations of 'wokeness', the impact of tech and how, in an increasingly online culture, we must relearn the ability to forgive.
One of the few writers who dares to counter the prevailing view and question the dramatic changes in our society - from gender reassignment for children to the impact of transgender rights on women - Murray's penetrating book, now published with a new afterword taking account of the book's reception and responding to the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests, clears a path of sanity through the fog of our modern predicament.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 216 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'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
'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
'Whether one agrees with him or not, Douglas Murray is one of the most important public intellectuals today.' - Bernard-Henri Levy
'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
'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' - Lionel Shriver, The Times
'Graceful and witty' - Guardian
'Necessary and provocative' - Evening Standard
'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
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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!
“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
“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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