The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam

Bloomsbury Publishing

The Sunday Times number one bestseller

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 change as a society. This book is not only an analysis of demographic and political realities, but also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes reporting from across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who appear to welcome them in to the places which cannot accept them.

Told from this first-hand perspective, and backed with impressive research and evidence, 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. In each chapter he also takes a step back to look at the bigger issues which lie behind a continent's death-wish, answering the question of why anyone, let alone an entire civilisation, would do this to themselves? He ends with two visions of 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.
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About the author

Douglas Murray is Associate Editor of the Spectator and writes frequently for a variety of other publications, including the Sunday Times, Standpoint and the Wall Street Journal. He has also given talks at both the British and European Parliaments and the White House.
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Bloomsbury Publishing
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May 4, 2017
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History / Europe / General
Political Science / Commentary & Opinion
Political Science / Public Policy / Immigration
Political Science / World / European
Social Science / Emigration & Immigration
Social Science / Islamic Studies
Social Science / Popular Culture
Social Science / Sociology / General
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Ce livre est le récit d’une longue enquête.

Depuis la fin des années 1960 jusqu’à aujourd’hui, des vagues migratoires successives touchent tous les pays d’Europe occidentale.

Pour en mesurer l’impact, tant démographique que culturel, Douglas Murray a voyagé pendant deux ans dans la quasi-totalité des pays de l’Union. De Malmö à Lampedusa et de Londres aux îles grecques, il a rencontré et interrogé migrants, policiers, juges, médecins, responsables politiques et humanitaires.

Non seulement le continent change à grande vitesse mais Murray constate partout le même phénomène : En matière migratoire, les responsables politiques européens préfèrent toujours les positions généreuses, compatissantes et ouvertes car elles leur permettent des bénéfices médiatiques immédiats. Ils savent bien pourtant qu’elles conduisent, partout, à des problèmes nationaux à long terme. Et comme Murray a pu le constater, ces problèmes commencent à se voir dangereusement.

D’ici la moitié de ce siècle, il est plus que probable que la Chine ressemblera encore à la Chine, l’Inde à l’Inde... Mais, au rythme auquel elle change, l’Europe ne pourra plus ressembler à ce qu’elle a été il y a encore quelques décennies.
Douglas Murray pose donc la question : Faut-il faire de l’Europe le seul endroit au monde qui appartienne à tout le monde ? Est-ce la volonté des Peuples et est-ce raisonnable du point de vue du « bien commun » ?

Le compte-à-rebours a commencé.
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