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"The interpretation of the world through the lens of 'social justice', 'identity group politics' and 'intersectionalism' is probably the most audacious and comprehensive effort since the end of the Cold war at creating a new ideology." --The Madness of Crowds (2019) by Douglas Murray, p.2

"So Thiel is no longer gay once he endorses Trump. And Kanye West is no longer black when he does the same thing. This suggests that 'black' isn't a skin colour, or a race – or at least not those things alone. It suggests that 'black' – like gay ..."

"Then just as the train appeared to be reaching its desired destination it suddenly picked up steam and went crashing off down the tracks and into the distance."--The Madness of Crowds (2019) by Douglas Murray, p.?

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The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity (2019) is a book by Douglas Murray.



The book examines the 21st century's most divisive issues: sexual orientation, feminism, race and transsexuality. It reveals the new culture wars playing out in workplaces, universities, schools and homes in the names of social justice, identity politics and intersectionality.

The book points to what Murray sees as a cultural shift, away from established modes of religion and political ideology, and towards a society in which various forms of victimhood can provide markers of social status. The book is divided into sections dealing with different forms of identity politics, including types of LGBT identity, feminism, and racial politics. The author criticises the work of French philosopher Michel Foucault for what he sees as a reduction of society to a system of power relations.


The challenging and brilliantly-argued new book from the bestselling author of The Strange Death of Europe.

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.


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