Magazine November 11, 2019, Issue

Douglas Murray’s The Madness of Crowds Offers Sanity and Hope

At a rally for transgender rights in Los Angeles, October 22, 2018 (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race, and Identity, by Douglas Murray (Bloomsbury Continuum, 288 pp., $28)

One of the great pleasures of journalism is that your heroes (the living ones, at least) become accessible. That might be an unorthodox way to begin: a warning that I am biased in this author’s favor. But actually, no. Two years ago, I admired Douglas Murray’s The Strange Death of Europe from afar. Today, after having come to know him, I can say that Mr. Murray (a senior fellow at National Review Institute) is just as incisive, my appreciation is (deservedly) unwavering — and in any case, his most recent book, The Madness of Crowds, demands serious attention from friend

This article appears as “Hope amid the Madness” in the November 11, 2019, print edition of National Review.

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