The Strange Death of Europe

The Strange Death of Europe

Immigration, Identity, Islam

Book - 2017
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The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive alteration as a society and an eventual end. This is not just an analysis of demographic and political realities, it is also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes accounts based on travels across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who pretend they want them to the places which cannot accept them. Murray takes a step back at each stage and looks at the bigger and deeper issues which lie behind a continent's possible demise, from an atmosphere of mass terror attacks to the steady erosion of our freedoms. The book addresses the disappointing failure of multiculturalism, Angela Merkel's U-turn on migration, the lack of repatriation, and the Western fixation on guilt. Murray travels to Berlin, Paris, Scandinavia, Lampedusa, and Greece to uncover the malaise at the very heart of the European culture, and to hear the stories of those who have arrived in Europe from far away. This sharp and incisive book ends up with two visions for a new Europe--one hopeful, one pessimistic--which paint a picture of Europe in crisis and offer a choice as to what, if anything, we can do next. But perhaps Spengler was right: "civilizations like humans are born, briefly flourish, decay, and die" -- Amazon.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2017
Characteristics: 343 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781472942241
1472942248
Call Number: 940.56 MURRAY

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libertytoday2003
Nov 30, 2018

Most Westerners have little or no understanding of Islam. Progressives believe that everyone can fit into the Western World is absolutely childish. To understand Islam is to understand that it is Supremacist Political/Religion. Islam doesn't fit into the Western narrative of freedom and democracy, and Muslims are indoctrinated from birth by parents and their political/religious activists to hate Christians and Jews. Can Muslims and Islam fit into the West? No! It's really very simple to understand why they cannot. If you look at the Islamic World you will see some Muslim nations where there are no religious minorities, that's because they have killed them off or forcibly converted minorities to Islam. Islamic nations we see as allegedly secular are not anything of the kind, they are generally brutal dictatorships that Prophet Muhammad would approve of. They are brutal among themselves with Muslim Mob Violence, violent leaders, and chronic haters of everything non-Muslim. Sure there are some Muslims who just want to get along, but they are overshadowed by the larger radical groups. When 9-11 happened there was a story about Muslim FBI agents where they actually celebrated the attacks, perhaps even to the point of hiding intercepts from radical Islamist groups, as one FBI agent suggested and was fired over. I'm not truly scared about the Muslim(s) who come out to kill us because at least we can see him coming, but what truly should scare everyone are the Muslims who cheer him on. They're the Muslims who are the problem. We are only seeing Muslim Mob Violence in the last decade becoming more pronounced by allegedly peaceful Muslims. And any inspection of Islam and the Qur'an would have to conclude that Islam is a religion of hate, violence and supremacy. How would such people fit into a predominantly peaceful society like our own in the West? It would be like allowing the wolves into the hen house at dinner time. You don't have to like what I say, but I am simply telling the truth as it is. And some people just can't stand to hear the truth. Remember Neville Chamberlain refused to accept the truth and look at how that turned out.

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RoyalJellyIII
Aug 01, 2018

This is a very sad book to read for anyone that loves Europe, its history, culture, people, architecture, etc. How could any people voluntarily allow itself to be displaced in their own homelands? The author tells the story of post-war immigration into Europe through the decades and the total unwillingness of Europe's leaders to address its long term consequences. All debate over the huge numbers of immigrants and their offspring from all over the world has been shut-down by the mainstream political parties by implying anyone who opposes this transformation is racist, xenophobic, nativist, etc.

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michaelfwood
Jul 13, 2018

"Just how much should a tolerant majority indulge an intolerant minority." Questions like that are peppered throughout the book, and serve to illuminate the crisis Europe faces now that everyone agrees that welcoming unlimited Muslim immigrants was a colossal mistake. Alas, the damage has been done. Now what? Sensational book about a delicate subject.

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VonHafenstaaad
Jul 10, 2018

This is an important if troubling book. Douglas Murray is a British political commentator who was educated at Eton and Oxford. He analyzes the recent history of European immigration and argues that if immigration continues at its current levels this could lead to the death of European civilization. He argues that Europe, as we know it, will cease to exist within the lifespans of most people alive today. The expectation of most politicians is that the arrivals into Europe would become European. He argues that it is more likely that Europe will increasingly look like the Third World.

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Maoisdead
Jun 15, 2018

Douglas Murray is a real gem, a true talent of the social sciences, not just another rabid ideologue. He distills a serious and complex issue that is so bogged down with political football, distortions and a maze of obfuscations from the political class, and presents his case about cultural suicide with rare clarity and precision. This readable, engrossing book delves into some history that led up to this which broadens perspective, and it sheds light on the the fan dancing and lies of politicians, as well as politically motivated academics and journalists when it comes to this issue. I really appreciated the way he hones in on the psychology of mass delusion basically, and most of all the irrefutable fact that ignoring assimilation leads to cultural surrender. The consistency and time he took with going into the suicidal, pathological altruism that has become part of the DNA of the Western consensus and the collective insanity that creates is great. Most of Murray's harshest critics are nothing more than the kind of near sighted ideologues whose political posturing he goes to extensive lengths to expose in this book.

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Calvacade
Jun 14, 2018

This is an excellent explanation and analysis of the current problems facing Europe. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what's going on in Europe, and it is timely for how pressing these issues are. The book is highly critical of the political classes for ignoring the wishes and opinions of the public in regards to immigration levels and the impact of Islam. Few politicians are able to speak honestly and openly about it, showing how out of touch they are with their voters. The recent migrant crisis features prominently, and Murray demonstrates how the politicians failed in their response to it. There are many in doubt that large numbers of people entering a continent who do not share the values of its people is a bad thing, or that there is a problem with Islam. To them, they absolutely must read this book.

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naturalist
May 15, 2018

“The Neo-Conservative Speaker, Douglas Murray, Is Simply Wrong It Comes to British Muslims and Extremism”
by Fiyaz Mughal, posted 27/01/2014 06:51 GMT | Updated 26/03/2014 05:59 GMT, at HuffPost
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/fiyaz-mughal/british-muslims-extremism_b_4659418.html
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“The Strange Death of Europe by Douglas Murray review – gentrified xenophobia – The rightwing journalist and commentator cites Enoch Powell and wants to protect white Christian Europe from ‘outsiders’”
by Gaby Hinsliff, posted May 6, 2017, at The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/06/strange-death-europe-immigration-xenophobia
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“Conservatives pine for the days of unapologetic cultural supremacism.”
by Richard Cooke, The Monthly December 2017 – January 2018
https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2017/december/1512046800/richard-cooke/once-upon-time-west

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wodebaobei38
Apr 25, 2018

A must read for all the do-gooders out there, throughout the world and here, too, in the U.S.A. A coworker from Ireland recently told me that the mass migration into England made life more interesting. He said this even after several British citizens had been run over and killed on the London Bridge. I was simply astounded that anyone would say such a thing. Now having read Murray's book, I can see there are a lot of people out there who do not have a clue as to what it is they are doing when it comes to multiculturalism, but they will defend it to the death. The question is...whose death?

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nickster13
Feb 08, 2018

Very thought provoking and a must-read for those concerned with global issues and the threat Europe and the West are under.

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thebritlass
Dec 19, 2017

It was difficult to know how to rate or review this book. On the one hand, it is well-worth reading, and there are some definite pearls here. But you do need to dig for them. There was much I disagreed with; Murray's most effective chapters are when he allowed the facts to speak for themselves and did not tell the reader how to interpret them. Perhaps the most concise review is from Amir Taheri, located on the inside jacket: "Whether one agrees with him or not Murray has made a valuable contribution to the global battle of ideas."

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