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Douglas Murray - The Madness Of Crowds: Gender, Race And Identity


Douglas Murray is a British author, journalist and political commentator. He is an associate editor of the British political and cultural magazine The Spectator, and also writes for The Times and The Wall Street Journal. Douglas Murray’s new book “The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity” 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‘.


00:00 | Trailer.
02:54 | Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
03:49 | Brian’s introduction.
04:16 | Why Douglas chose to follow writing The Strange Death of Europe with The Madness of Crowds.
07:55 | It is a time, for those of us who do not have wobbly hierarchies over us, to speak.
14:38 | Saint George the dragon slayer in retirement syndrome.
17:23 | Why he chose the four issues to focus on in the book.
21:24 | How and why tech companies and the media interpret the facts without most people realising.
30:49 | Are we ashamed of who we are or are we just bored?
32:53 | If public opinion is encouraged to swing wildly in one direction, when is the correction made?
42:04 | The weaponization of identity.
50:38 | Why the term, white, privileged male, bothers Douglas enormously.
1:00:17 | What Douglas thinks people need to do if they resonate with the points he raises in his book.
1:16:29 | We need to weigh up carefully some issues in the transgender group particularly involving children.
1:19:06 | What we should do about the dehumanising aspect of technological interaction.
1:20:16 | The counter revolution is underway and its really smart, they want to hear long form conversations.
1:28:30 | What we should do about the technology companies.
1:32:36 | How we approach the subject of forgiveness.
1:38:35 | How Douglas writes.
1:40:00 | What is his superpower.
1:44:24 | Christopher Hitchens and Roger Scruton were amongst those who influenced him.
1:47:25 | The best and worst days of his life.
1:50:43 | What scares him.
1:53:06 | What we would be surprised to learn about Douglas Murray.
1:54:56 | What keeps him awake at night.
1:55:29 | Is he hopeful of the future and the species.
1:55:36 | Advice to the 20 years old Douglas Murray.
1:56:52 | Success secrets.
1:57:50 | What he thinks of Boris Johnson.
1:59:48 | Will Douglas go into politics?
2:00:13 | Advice to the 20-year olds listening.
2:02:13 | Brian’s summing up.


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