Book review: The madness of crowds by Douglas Murray

A short-sighted view of social justice

27th October, 2019
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Conor Daly: the US race car driver lost a sponsorship deal after it was revealed that his father used a racially offensive term in the 1980s. Getty

Imagine a family sitting at the table eating dinner. A parental figure asserts, with a world-weary sigh, that some particular left-wing or minority rights group or organisation has gone too far in their latest assertion. The teenager is immediately enraged. The parental figure rolls eyes to high heaven, and this impasse is maintained until the next family squabble. But deep down, both teenager and parent know their anger has been an overcompensation for nagging doubts;...

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