The Madness of Crowds Gender, Race and Identity

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Synopsis

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Douglas Murray fights the good fight for freedom of speech ... A truthful look at today's most divisive issues' - Jordan B. Peterson '[Murray's] latest book is beyond brilliant and should be read, must be read, by everyone' - Richard Dawkins 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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Bloomsbury Continuum

Bloomsbury Continuum

Bloomsbury Continuum is the continuation and expansion of Continuum’s trade publishing, tucked in happily under the Bloomsbury publishing umbrella. We are already benefiting from the enormous sales and marketing strengths of a much larger publishing house. We publish adult non- fiction, covering areas such as history, politics, philosophy, current affairs, religion, travel and biography. Our aim is to publish serious books for the widest audience possible. Recent bestsellers include: Jonathan Aitken’s biography: Margaret Thatcher – Power and Personality Pope Francis by Paul Vallely and The Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson by Harry Mount. All these have had major serial deals in the national press. We are proud to have published and to continue to publish authors of the stature of Sir Michael Howard, former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Eamon Duffy, Christopher Booker, Roger Scruton, Timothy Radcliffe, Frank Furedi and A.C. Grayling. And now we have added a new generation of talented young writers, including Harry Mount, David Horspoool, Miles Hollingworth, Christopher Howse and John Waters, enfant terrible of the Irish media.

Book information

ISBN: 9781472959959
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Continuum
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 1604
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 564g
Height: 162mm
Width: 242mm
Spine width: 31mm