THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year ‘Douglas Murray fights the good fight for freedom of speech … A truthful look at today’s most divisive issues’ – Jordan B. Peterson ‘This is an author who specialises in expressing what everyone sort of knows already and is afraid to say … Well argued, well supported and well observed.’ Lionel Shriver ‘[Murray’s] latest book is beyond brilliant and should be read, must be read, by everyone’ – Richard Dawkins ‘How can you not know about The Madness of Crowds? It’s actually the book I’ve just finished. You can’t just not read these books, not know about them.’ – Tom Stoppard In The Madness of Crowds Douglas Murray investigates the great derangement of ‘woke’ culture and the rise of identity politics. In lively, razor-sharp prose he examines the most controversial issues of our moment: sexuality, gender, technology and race, with interludes on the Marxist foundations of ‘wokeness’, the impact of tech and how, in an increasingly online culture, we must relearn the ability to forgive. One of the few writers who dares to counter the prevailing view and question the dramatic changes in our society – from gender reassignment for children to the impact of transgender rights on women – Murray’s penetrating book, now published with a new afterword, clears a path of sanity through the fog of our modern predicament.