Vol. 1 No. 1 (2021): Beginnings
Articles

Douglas Murray's The Madness of Crowds: Book Review

Ligia Tomoiagă
The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca - North University Centre of Baia Mare

Published 2021-05-29

Keywords

  • ideology,
  • woke,
  • race,
  • women,
  • gay

Abstract

Douglas Murray, the author of The Strange Death of Europe (2017), and The Madness of Crowds (2019; 'expanded and updated edition' in 2020), is one of the leading journalists and authors in Great Britain in the fight of the centre-conservative intellectuals against the 'woke' ideologues. His latest book deals with four of the most controversial issues of today's 'identity ideology': Gay, Women, Race and Trans, showing that such unstable concepts cannot be the solid ground for any serious conversation, or for the social edifice. On the contrary, they are treated in such a way that the danger of totalitarian states is no longer unconceivable; what is more, with the cancel culture of today, it is more likely than not that it will cause a serious backlash in the future, which may reverse some of the advancements of the fight for rights of all kinds.