Bloomsbury presents The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray read by Douglas Murray The Sunday Times best seller A Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year Now updated with a new afterword by the author The Madness of Crowds examines the rise of woke culture and identity politics as the great derangement of our times 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 uestion 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 predicamentBloomsbury presents The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray read by Douglas Murray The Sunday Times best seller A Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year Now updated with a new afterword by the author The Madness of Crowds examines the rise of woke culture and identity politics as the great derangement of our times 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 uestion 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 predicamentBloomsbury presents The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray read by Douglas Murray The Sunday Times best seller A Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year Now updated with a new afterword by the author The Madness of Crowds examines the rise of woke culture and identity politics as the great derangement of our times 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 uestion 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


13 thoughts on “The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity

  1. says:

    In today's world of outrage it is incredibly rare to find people who are reasonable and rational Douglas Murray is one of the few I bought this book because I thoroughly enjoyed reading his analysis of the European migration crisis in A Strange Death of Europe I like how reasonable and clear he approaches every heated topic especially gender race and identity I believe that we are allowed to uestion if it's a good idea to introduce 100 different genders or to judge people by their skin colour and not the content of their character It is a very educational read and I can highly recommend it to everyone who is a free thinker andor willing to explore a perspective that is not today's mainstream


  2. says:

    It is a very good book of a very brave man who stand up for truth in the time of madnessAs a doctor I can only say he is right we are living in a highly psychopathological times


  3. says:

    A very wise book about the central idiological problems of our time Really looking forward to his next book Thanks for this one


  4. says:

    A great book very insightful perspective on what troubles our societyIt is wonderful to listen also to the audiobook version while reading as Douglas Murray has such a nice voice


  5. says:

    Es fehlt die wissenschaftliche Distanz zur Thematik die sein Buch The strange death of Europe auszeichnetKlaus Eichler gesellschaftskritischer Maler


  6. says:

    Douglas Murray is one of the most astute observers of our times A brilliant writer an outspoken and courageous thinker who isn’t afraid of tackling the most difficult subjects Much like his previous book this is a page turner and a must read for all who want to make sense of the lunacy of Woke culture


  7. says:

    Habe mir eigentlich etwas anderes darunter vorgestellt und es nach ca 60 Seiten weggelegtDas was er schreibt ist zwar interessant und richtig mir geht es aber zu viel um schwul lesbisch uer bi divers etcDachte es geht mehr um die Gesellschaft und die Probleme mit der Thematik die daraus entstehen


  8. says:

    Erfrischend um andere Meinungen als in den normalen Medien zu lesenNice examples and anecdotes


  9. says:

    If you've already decided you hate wokeness and social justice issues then this book is for you You can read the mildly intellectual commentary cherry picked uotes and poorly cited text and feel like you've finally found the ultimate take down to support your point of viewBut if like me you are disillusioned with the current state of identity politics and are looking for a thoughtful analysis to provide some insights this aint it


  10. says:

    Murray is one of my favourite conservative thinkers and here he steps up to reply to the shrillest voices that barrack us on today's most contentious topicsThe sections of the book are Gay Women Race and Trans Murray patiently dissects the inconsistencies contradictions harmful outcomes and bizarre injustices which are a conseuence of the woke revolution now dominating the western worldHis central theme is that many of the causes which were manifestly unjustly treated in former times have now been substantially resolved but the today's advocates will not settle for the new parities and continue to make ever excessive demands which are changing once noble objectives into grotesue distortionsThe tone of the book is calm and accommodating and Murray necessarily pulls his punches to some extent although he does not weaken his arguments by doing soNeedless to say this is a book for the converted but if you are weary of being shouted at by 'activists' who believe that they exist on a higher moral plane than you then this book will provide a couple of hours of decent therapy


  11. says:

    Feebly argued right wing rant relying on omission obscurity and anecdote and illustrating the mind of a man locked in his own neocon bubble To argue for example that we have achieved racial and sexual euality in the US and UK is simply laughable No evidence whatsoever is presented for any of the many and depressing counterfactual propositions which litter the bookJust one egregious example to fail to highlight the grossly abusive the bahaviour of men like Harvey Weinstein when discussing the Me Too movement shows the paucity of both serious analysis and simple humanity which characterizes this tendentious and unilluminating tome An extreme distorted and grossly overrated piece of neopopulist rhetoric


  12. says:

    Douglas Murray takes us through the rise of the new metaphysics which have replaced the outdated belief in facts science logic and truthA brilliant guide to understanding the post truth world of intersectionality and legal fiat He gives us some hope that we can overcome the madness that is destroying our post everything society


  13. says:

    Douglas Murray does it again If you’ve been wondering what’s behind all of the recent hysteria about trans rights ‘dead naming’ and ‘intersectionality’; or like James O Brian and Novara media you don’t know what identity politics or cultural Marxism is this is the book for youAfter watching Douglas Murray’s many debates on YouTube I’ve always admired his ability to calmly and cogently dismantle the left’s arguments like cheap flat pack furniture After addressing the Issue of immigration identity and Islam in ‘The Strange Death if Europe’ he doesn’t disappoint this time by addressing cultural Marxism and identity politics issues in ‘The Madness if Crowds’It’s no surprise that someone writing for the Guardian described this book as a “right wing diatribe” since it comprehensively dissects everything they hold dear slither by slither What else would a publication who argues that homosexuals are oppressed in the UK but remains silent on issue of them being executed in Iran think?Anyone who has enjoyed Douglas Murray’s books and wish there were should read ‘Neoconservatism and Why we Need It’ which is a hugely underrated book If like most of us you’ve been wondering how and why political correctness seems to be ascending to new heights on what seems like a daily basis then this is a book for youEdit this book is even relevant in light of the recent BLM ‘largely peaceful protests’ If you’re wondering why the BLM movement doesn’t seem to actually be anything about black lives this is the book for you