THE STRANGE DEATH OF EUROPE

DOU­GLAS MUR­RAY (BLOOMS­BURY, $34.99)

North & South - - Review -

All those nag­ging ques­tions you were afraid to ask about cul­ture, iden­tity and mass im­mi­gra­tion are an­swered in The Strange Death of Europe: Im­mi­gra­tion, Iden­tity, Islam. Has, for in­stance, “the bor­der­less world move­ment” con­trib­uted to Europe’s econ­omy or been a drain on the sys­tem? Does mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism work? What about as­sim­i­la­tion? And how are coun­tries like the UK, Ger­many, Greece and Italy cop­ing with the seem­ingly end­less tsunami of des­per­ate, un­doc­u­mented migrants wash­ing up on their shores and bor­ders? Dou­glas Mur­ray, as­so­ciate ed­i­tor of The Spec­ta­tor and a sea­soned de­bater, sug­ar­coats noth­ing in his be­lief that Europe is writ­ing its own sui­cide note, hoaxed and hood­winked by a com­bi­na­tion of politi­cians, gov­ern­ment agen­cies, elit­ist ar­ro­gance, ide­ol­ogy and ap­a­thy. A per­fect storm equals an ap­palling mess and a tragedy which will go on un­fold­ing. Metic­u­lously re­searched. Es­sen­tial read­ing. JU­DITH BARAGWANATH

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