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  • The War on the West

  • How to Prevail in the Age of Unreason
  • By: Douglas Murray
  • Narrated by: Douglas Murray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (705 ratings)

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SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

The brilliant and provocative new book from one of the world’s foremost political writers

‘The anti-Western revisionists have been out in force in recent years. It is high time that we revise them in turn…’

In The War on the West, international bestselling author Douglas Murray asks: if the history of humankind is one of slavery, conquest, prejudice, genocide and exploitation, why are only Western nations taking the blame for it?

It’s become perfectly acceptable to celebrate the contributions of non-Western cultures, but discussing their flaws and crimes is called hate speech. What’s more it has become acceptable to discuss the flaws and crimes of Western culture, but celebrating their contributions is also called hate speech. Some of this is a much-needed reckoning; however, some is part of a larger international attack on reason, democracy, science, progress and the citizens of the West by dishonest scholars, hatemongers, hostile nations and human-rights abusers hoping to distract from their ongoing villainy.

In The War on the West, Douglas Murray shows the ways in which many well-meaning people have been lured into polarisation by lies, and shows how far the world’s most crucial political debates have been hijacked across Europe and America. Propelled by an incisive deconstruction of inconsistent arguments and hypocritical activism, The War on the West is an essential and urgent polemic that cements Murray’s status as one of the world’s foremost political writers.

©2022 Douglas Murray (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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An inspiring defence of Western Civilisation

The War on The West is a well-researched critique of the past 5-7 years of our collective spiral into insanity. This is the third in the series coming after The Strange Death of Europe and The Madness of Crowds. He is a public intellectual with his finger firmly on the zeitgeist of western civilisation, particularly the anglosphere. Each book in this series has been a harbinger of events in the near future.

This one covers the problems our civilisation faces, their origins, protagonists and guiding ideology, and how to fight back. And like the books before it, he is correct in his judgement of our society. Amid Dave Chappelle's special, Ricky Gervais, the UK Women's movement, the farmers of The Netherlands, and the uprising in Sri Lanka, it is clear that many people have decided to stand up for their way of life.

In his own voice, he delivers a stream of arguments that are serious while maintaining a sense of humour. He actually had me laughing my head off at some points. Throughout the entire audiobook, his arguments are wrapped in his deep knowledge of our culture and the people and works that have made it the most successful civilisation in history.

A great audiobook for anyone concerned about our collective future.

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Brilliant - This is a must listen for all

I have for some years now been devouring histories of the West to better understand where the self loathing has been coming from... I agree with Murray.

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A triumph of reason.

As marvellous as it important, another phenomenonal contribution by one my generations boldest thinkers, a certified must read.

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should be called "war on conservatives"

it's an 8 hour whinge about a bunch of fringe lefties throwing stones at conservatives.

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A valuable and critical piece.

A very well thought out, studied, articulated and written work. Not just interesting and enjoyable, but I dare to say critical at this time and in time to come. A valuable resource for thought, reference and argument. Thank you Douglas.

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Excellent and accurate observations

Outstanding breakdown of the current state of the mainstream thought, all his arguments are presented clearly and logically

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Profound and timely

Brilliantly illustrated summary of what’s happening in our world today and a stark reminder that we need to continue the debate in ernest and not just look on in silence. Everybody should read this book and ask themselves what kind of world we really want to live in.

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Amazing book must read it !!!

Great book, eye opening regarding many aspects, really enjoyed this book. Mind opening . Easy to understand

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the truth

reminder that the West needs to stand up again and accept that it's a awesome culture

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Douglas Murray strikes again, with razor sharp logic, making sense of the senseless..

This is a must read and must own book, the third in a trilogy of modern masterpieces. If you haven’t yet read The Strange Death of Europe, or The Madness of Crowds, this is a spiritual successor to those and equally important literature. Thank you Douglas, I look forward to your next one!

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