Strange death of Europe

Douglas Murray (@DouglasKMurray on Twitter) is associate editor of Britain’s Spectator and a senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute. He is a prolific columnist. Gatestone has compiled his columns for the institute here. Murray’s new book is The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam. It is a book full of portents and warnings for us.

Murray launched his book with a lecture at the Heritage Foundation last week posted online here. The Federalist has just posted Ben Domenech’s (excellent, highly recommended) podcast with Murray here. Listening to Domenech’s interview, I thought Mark Steyn might be the perfect interviewer of Murray about his book and voila! There it is (video below). Mark has been writing on Murray’s themes for a long time.

Murray’s book must be one of the most important of the year. It is a bestseller in the United Kingdom. Just published last week in the United States, it is also doing well here. Murray advised his followers via Twitter last week that his publisher had sold out of the book in the first two days; a new printing is on the way. It is, however, in stock at Amazon.

Listening to the interviews, I thought of a couple of other books worthy of mention in this context (apart from Mark’s own): The Abolition of Britain by Peter Hitchens and Reflections on the Revolution in Europe by Christopher Caldwell.

UPDATE: A reader also reminds me of While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West From Within by Bruce Bawer.

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