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    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 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.

    ©2019 Douglas Murray (P)2019 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

    Kritikerstimmen

    "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 best sellers and host of the Making Sense podcast)

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

    "[Murray’s] latest book is beyond brilliant and should be read, must be read, by everyone." (Richard Dawkins)

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    • 26.09.2019

    A Voice of Reason

    An important book by the brilliant Douglas Murray. A particularly difficult subject well thought and well written. Bautifully read by the author.

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    Sprachlich und inhaltlich brillant!

    ein Genuss sowohl sprachlich, wie auch inhaltlich. Ein wichtiges Buch in der Zeit. Murray hat auch eine sehr angenehme Stimme.

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    More important than ever!

    An honest look into the current true issues and perceived issues! Should serve as a warning and invitation to discuss, not further tribalism.

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    book has one big problem

    i enjoyed the book a lot, but for me it was a little too anecdotal and didn't answer the question how many people actually hold the absurd contradictory views that are presented here

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    Brilliante Analyse

    Murray analysiert glasklar und differenziert die ideologischen Strukturen ihre inhärenten Widersprüche, die einen Teil des Wahnsinns unserer Tage ausmachen.

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    Ramblings of anti-SJW youtubers turned into a book

    Douglas Murray raises a few good points that I hadn't thought through previously, but mostly the book consists of the same drivel you can listen to for hundreds of hours by anti-SJW YouTubers who complain about topics such as American college students complaining about Halloween costumes.

    Murray fundamentally fails to show how big of a problem the things he talks about actually are. Even in old Monty Python sketches they used to make fun of the radical social science topics that are taught at universities, but is it any worse nowadays? Most probably it isn't, with the difference that in today's world we have much better access to all the nonsense happening on campuses around the world, thanks to social media. At multiple times he tediously reads transcripts of shouting matches of some YouTube videos - something that wasn't possible to do in the age of Monty Python.

    At some times Murray struggles with very basic rules that I'd never expect someone to be confused by past the age of 6 or 7. A very boring part of the book is describing a music video of Nicki Minaj with the simple moral of "look, don't touch", which Murray either doesn't understand or tries to make a joke about and falling flat. At other times Murray portrays weird fringe theories about "autogynephilia" as though it should be taken seriously by us readers.

    Even if you agree with the conclusions of the book (which I do) it is really not worth the read. In that case I'd suggest to check out some of the books which are cited in "madness of the crowds", such as the books by Steven Pinker instead. At least you'd learn something about the scope of the problems in our society that way.

    It's a good book if you want to get angry at the world. If at heart you are a grumpy person who enjoys shouting out the window about kids on the lawn, then this book is just the thing for you.

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    An amazing critical view

    It is a view of a critical thinker. Unfortunately, nowadays little use this skill. We should always question everything, even the corona policies.

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    • 16.03.2021

    The Bible for navigating offense culture

    If you like me know that today's offense culture is not only pernicious, but is in fact communism hiding behind so-called victim groups, then this is for you. These activists are starting fights then picking up a baby while screaming "look! They are attacking a defenseless baby!". This offense culture is like a religion. How so? Well, do the religious arrive at their belief through persistant critique? Do they arrive at their belief through evidence and fact? Do they arrive at their belief through rational thought? No, No, and No. It is exactly the OPPOSITE mode of thought that these people choose. I say offense culture is the new medieval Christianity BEFORE the books were translated into local dialects. This is the new inquisition.

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    Enjoy the way he thinks

    Narration not as smooth as the last book. I plan to buy the hard Copy for my library.

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    Food for thought

    This book explores the ways of the political correctness movements that go about infecting our air these days.