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China has concentration camps now. Why do Westerners claim our sins are unique?

It is now in vogue to celebrate non-Western cultures and disparage Western ones. Some of this is a much-needed reckoning, but much of it fatally undermines the very things that created the greatest, most humane civilization in the world.

In The War on the West, Douglas Murray shows how many well-meaning people have been fooled by hypocritical and inconsistent anti-West rhetoric. After all, if we must discard the ideas of Kant, Hume, and Mill for their opinions on race, shouldn’t we discard Marx, whose work is peppered with racial slurs and anti-Semitism? Embers of racism remain to be stamped out in America, but what about the raging racist inferno in the Middle East and Asia?

It’s not just dishonest scholars who benefit from this intellectual fraud but hostile nations and human rights abusers hoping to distract from their own ongoing villainy. Dictators who slaughter their own people are happy to jump on the “America is a racist country” bandwagon and mimic the language of antiracism and “pro-justice” movements as PR while making authoritarian conquests.

If the West is to survive, it must be defended. The War on the West is not only an incisive takedown of foolish anti-Western arguments but also a rigorous new apologetic for civilization itself.

©2022 Douglas Murray (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers
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Every Human (seriously, everyone) Read This!

This book has convinced me that I'm actually NOT insane for thinking such things as:
1. White people are not the devil.
2. It's probably NOT ok to say racist things about white people, that you wouldn't say about other races.
3. The history of EVERY nation has its own mistakes and its triumphs, and America is not uniquely and wholly evil.
4. It's probably not a good idea to tear down every statue erected since 1700.
5. etc. etc. etc.

Every high school kid with an IQ over 65 should read this book, as well as all adults. We've been force fed a narrative by certain academic and media-types that has poisoned us into believing certain "truths" that are anything but. We have to grow up, swallow the bitter pill of reality, and understand that all because some agenda-pushing nitwit with the NYT says something is true, doesn't always mean that it is.

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Good but too top heavy

Murray is excellent at outlining *what* the problems currently facing Western societies are. If you’re unaware of how bad the attacks on all of Western society have become then this book does a nice job of summarizing them. But if you want to know *why* these attacks are being levied, or better yet, **WHO** is loading the cannons, this book offers little in the way of new insights.

Murray is very careful not to implicate any real forces of power or influence- he simply hands out verbal beat downs to their minions. Which is all well and good (they certainly deserve them and no one does this better than Murray) but there’s a greater war being waged here and it’s not just our history & values that are at stake. Who benefits longterm from the destruction of the Western society? What end are they ultimately hoping to achieve by stoking racial conflict and national demoralization? Neither of those questions has been seriously asked or answered by anyone as mainstream as Douglas Murray, which is truly unfortunate.

I doubt this book will do anything to stir meaningful debate about eradicating the poisonous fruits Western society is gorging itself on because all we ever do is chop off the foliage. It’s long past time for talented thinkers & writers like Mr. Murray to take on the roots.

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Seminal work that eviscerates Woke Racism

Douglas Murray is cultural equivalent in the 2020s to what Churchill was in the 1930s. He delineates the threats, tactics, and psychosis that lies at the heart of modern Left's efforts to undermine the epistemological and ethical foundation of civilization itself. He's a herald, a harbinger, and a hero.

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Brilliant mind & research.

42 years had served Douglas so well. I weep at the effort and generosity others go to for the encouragement and contribution to making a difference. I could not stop listening to the book. It has touch in such a profound nerve that has been begging to understand. Understand why our children are so discouraged, why education is lacking, why institutions are sliding into sticky clicks of resentment. Indictments they hold no substance. I’m from immigration, grew up poor. I’m not an immigrant, I am a citizen, I am not poor. I have raised 4 women, one which I bore, one adopted, 2 nieces of mixed race. We raised then to be their best, circumstances do not dictate outcome. You dictate your out come. It worked, not perfect but perfectly lived. Each are contributing women, each chose children, each have managed to raise those children to a higher and better place than they originated from. Can you ask for more, i have visited every continent, returning from Kenya two weeks ago where I have taken grandchildren at age 10 to developing countries. That they may know for themselves, I see the belt/road infrastructure China has build in East Africa. I have seen Zambia, I know of what you write. I waited on the Zambian River watching 250 trucks sit waiting 3 wks for their turn to be pulled next, unable to cross a River because of extortion. Your work is not fiction. China, India, Europe, South America, etc.. you write of fact not fiction. I pray we are not so foolish as to be lured into pathetic laziness to assume someone will rescue us from what is necessary. I have grandchildren I will not sacrifice, brilliant, gifted, attending & heading into colleges that teach principles of integrity. I know of what you write. Keep thing young Douglas, you are the age of my children, I have insisted on each reading this material to be discussed as a family. You must have a mother who is extremely supportive of such a son. If not I am…

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Exceptional.

Only if he had employed Steven Fry to read every second chapter, could this book have been even more pleasurable to listen too……… despite the sometimes toe curling examples of what passes today for grievances. Another wonderful book by one of the few great thinkers left floating after the ship of logic was torpedoed by generation woke.

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Another eye opening analysis

Doug Murray has an unparalleled ability to observe cultural movements. His objectivism and articulation of complex cultural systems is unmatched. Truly one of the great thinkers of our day

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Another fantastic book by Murray

Murray peers deeper into what's going on in Western culture today. This book does a great job of making sense of an endless number of social issues that seem to be completely contradictory and yet preached as social justice gospel. The evidence he provides for his estimation of what's really going on is thoughtful and hard to dismiss. I enjoyed every minute of it.

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Excellent, timely, and terrifying

Again, Murray has written a brilliant and terrifying account of our current circumstance. To readers who follow Murray's work, I doubt there will be too many surprises found within these pages. That is what most terrifies me. I wish there was some way to get this title circulating and widely read among the the large portion of our Western populations that seem obvious to what is going on within plain site of us all. Buy the book. Give it as a gift, donate it to your public libraries, and cite and promote The War on the West, while there is still something recognizable of our nations and our history.

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Never disappoints

Big fan of Murray. He always offers a perspective of hadn’t considered before and provides an education on topics about which I consider myself fairly well-versed. I look forward to the next one!

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Amazing

amazing narration from someone who cares about state of being. ahead pits together what everyone else is to afraid to say.

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