The War on the West: How to Prevail in the Age of Unreason (Paperback)
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The War on the West: How to Prevail in the Age of Unreason (Paperback)

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Published: 02/03/2023
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This blistering polemic from the author of The Madness of Crowds investigates the ways in which vilification of the West and extreme political polarisation are used to direct attention away from iniquitous projects, and why a deconstruction of political discourse is vital for protecting democratic values.

In The War on the West, international bestselling author Douglas Murray asks: if the history of humankind is one of slavery, conquest, prejudice, genocide and exploitation, why are only Western nations taking the blame for it?

It's become perfectly acceptable to celebrate the contributions of non-Western cultures, but discussing their flaws and crimes is called hate speech. What's more it has become acceptable to discuss the flaws and crimes of Western culture, but celebrating their contributions is also called hate speech. Some of this is a much-needed reckoning; however, some is part of a larger international attack on reason, democracy, science, progress and the citizens of the West by dishonest scholars, hatemongers, hostile nations and human-rights abusers hoping to distract from their ongoing villainy.

In The War on the West, Douglas Murray shows the ways in which many well-meaning people have been lured into polarisation by lies, and shows how far the world's most crucial political debates have been hijacked across Europe and America. Propelled by an incisive deconstruction of inconsistent arguments and hypocritical activism, The War on the West is an essential and urgent polemic that cements Murray's status as one of the world's foremost political writers.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008492847
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


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‘Murray shows not just how every aspect of western society has come under the iconoclasts’ gaze – from mathematics to music, Kew Gardens to Jane Austen – but how flimsy their case often is.’ – The Sunday Times ‘Murray writes with wonderful lucidity about the many fronts on which the West is waging war against itself. And he writes with a sense of urgency.’ – Real Clear Politics ‘Well executed… a spirited defence against the Left's assault on the Western tradition.’ – The Daily Telegraph ‘The War on the West is a monumental book leading to several pivotal realisations.’ – Lotus Eaters ‘Meticulous, measured… The War on the West is Douglas Murray’s latest blast against loony left wokery.’ – The Spectator Praise for Douglas Murray and The Madness of Crowds ‘Whether one agrees with him or not, Douglas Murray is one of the most important public intellectuals today.’ – Bernard-Henry Levy ‘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 ‘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 ‘His 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’ vouge.’ – Richard Dawkins ‘Douglas Murray fights the good fight for freedom of speech… A truthful look at today’s most divisive issues.’ – Jordan B. Peterson ‘Extraordinary. Magnificent. Searing. Necessary. I salute il miglior fabbro. ‘And whether they listen or fail to listen… they will know that the prophet has been among them’ (Ezekiel 2:5)’ – Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

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“A wise and sadly necessary book which aims to add balance to the assault on Western values and achievements.”

I'm just a normal average guy, certainly nothing special in any department, living a quite life in the south of England. As I rattle towards 60 I've noticed a growing clamour of noisy, often accusatory and... More

Hardback edition
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“A brilliant and well written book”

This book is probably one of the most important books written in the last few years about a subject, wokeism and anti-western rhetoric, that has become increasingly shrill as it spirals into more and more moral... More

Hardback edition
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“A horrendous book, surprising any place would sell this”

This book throughout is plagued with what I can only call a series of straw man arguments to justify harmful ideologies. Referring to equality as “woke” or “Marxist” (with little actually understanding of Marxist... More

Hardback edition
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