Winter Book Club — “The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity”

Please join us for our winter book club featuring The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity with author Douglas Murray

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

In The Madness of Crowds, 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.

Please note that the book club is for NRI supporters who give at the $250 level and up.
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Week 1
Monday, January 11
Introduction, Interlude – The Marxist Foundations, Women, and Interlude — Pages 1 – 120

Week 2
Monday, January 18
Race, Interlude – On Forgiveness, Trans, and Conclusion — Pages 121 – 256

Week 3
Monday, January 25
Open discussion with the author

All book club webinars will be at 6:00 p.m. ET via Zoom Meeting

Watch Douglas Murray on The Joe Rogan Experience

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