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The Strange Death of Europe is the internationally bestselling account of a continent and a culture caught in the act of suicide, now updated with new material taking in developments since it was first published to huge acclaim. These include rapid changes in the dynamics of global politics, world leadership and terror attacks across Europe.
Douglas Murray travels across Europe to examine first-hand how mass immigration, cultivated self-distrust and delusion have contributed to a continent in the grips of its own demise. From the shores of Lampedusa to migrant camps in Greece, from Cologne to London, he looks critically at the factors that have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their alteration as a society. Murray's "tremendous and shattering" book (The Times) addresses the disappointing failures of multiculturalism, Angela Merkel's U-turn on migration, the lack of repatriation and the Western fixation on guilt, uncovering the malaise at the very heart of the European culture. His conclusion is bleak, but the predictions not irrevocable. As Murray argues, this may be our last chance to change the outcome, before it's too late.
". . . fiery, lucid, and essential polemic." - Sohrab Ahmari, Commentary
"Timely . . . Murray takes a stance that few dare to take . . . With violence erupting in Europe and America's new anti-immigration policies, this audacious work will find its readers." - Kirkus Reviews
"[An] excellent and disturbing book." - Michael Barone, Washington Examiner
"The Strange Death of Europe may be one of the most important philosophical books of our time . . . This is nothing less than a dynamite book. It is likely that liberals in Europe and North America will avoid this book, but they shouldnt. Murrays questions are too important to ignore anymore." - Benjamin Welton, New York Journal of Books
"A powerful new book." - John O'Sullivan, The National Review
"Murrays analysis deserves careful attention. . . . Readers able to face a stern depiction of culture clash will witness in The Strange Death of Europea panorama of a receding landscape. One wonders what next transforms European mores and beliefs." - Spectrum Culture
"[The Strange Death of Europe] makes a ferociously well-argued case." - Ralph Berry, Chronicles
"Lively . . . Murrays book is informed by actual reporting across the Continent, and a quality of writing that manages to be spritely and elegiac at the same time. Murrays is also a truly liberal intellect, in that he is free from the power that taboo exerts over the European problem, but he doesnt betray the slightest hint of atavism or meanspiritedness." - Michael Brendan Dougherty, The National Review
"This is a brilliant, important and profoundly depressing book. That it is written with Douglas Murrays usual literary elegance and waspish humor does not make it any less depressing. That Murray will be vilified for it by the liberals who have created the appalling mess he describes does not make it any less brilliant and important ( . . . ) Read it." - Rod Liddle, Sunday Times
"His overall thesis, that a guilt-driven and exhausted Europe is playing fast and loose with its precious modern values by embracing migration on such a scale, is hard to refute." - Juliet Samuel, Telegraph
"This is a vitally important book, the contents of which should be known to everyone who can influence the course of events, at this critical time in the history of Europe." - Sir Roger Scruton
"Douglas Murray glitters in the gloom. His pessimism about multiculturalism is so well constructed and written it is almost uplifting. Liberals will want to rebut him. I should warn them that they will need to argue harder than they have ever argued before." - Nick Cohen
"Douglas Murrays introduction to this already destructive subject of Islamist hegemony is a distinguished attempt to clarify the origins of a storm. I found myself continually wishing that he wasnt making himself quite so clear." - Clive James
"Douglas Murray writes so well that when he is wrong he is dangerous." - Matthew Parris, Spectator
"A compelling, insightful and persuasively argued narrative . . . a deeply humane book that touches on individual tragedy . . . It may even prove to be the start of a conversation, and for such a dangerously politicized and neglected subject, that would be most welcome. The combination of fascinating subject matter and superb writing make The Strange Death of Europe a title that stays in the mind throughout the reading process and beyond." - Entertainment Focus
"Powerful and engaging . . . Murray is at his strongest when lampooning the neurotic guilt of Western liberal elites . . . Disagree passionately if you will, but you wont regret reading it." - Literary Review
"[E]rudite, dispiriting, and indispensable . . . . More than any other book with which I am familiar, The Strange Death of Europe provides a rich, comprehensive, and haunting portrait of a continent in extremis and an astute, thoroughly credible diagnosis of the social, psychological, and cultural afflictions that have led it to this hour of crisis." - FrontPage Magazine
"Every so often, something is published which slices through the fog of confusion, obfuscation and the sheer dishonesty of public debate to illuminate one key fact about the world. Such a work is Douglas Murrays tremendous and shattering book, The Strange Death of Europe." - Melanie Phillips, The Times
"Murrays clear and humane exposition of the seismic changes and the abject failure of political elites to face up to them gives those not willfully blind an opportunity to see." - Eric Metaxas, Breakpoint
"[The Strange Death of Europe] does hit on some unfortunate truths." - The Economist
"The Strange Death of Europe by Douglas Murray is an enthralling account of the rise of Islamism in Europe. Its beautifully written and cogently argued." - Christina Hoff Sommers, Politico
"In Douglas Murrays The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam, whereby one learns that the death in question is not so strange after all, for it is merely a case of suicide--or, more precisely, attempted suicide, because there is an increasing resistance underway, which is even reversing Islamization in some European countries, at least in some respects . . . Murray is very effective in fully identifying the deformed, guilt-ridden liberalism la Karsten Nordal Hauken that generates illiberal concessions to intolerance--and to violence." - Tablet