Tuesday 12th December 2017, 8:00pm
Session 187: The Strange Death of Europe by Douglas Murray
For this Theory Tuesdays session, Aoife Rosenmeyer selected excerpts from the book The Strange Death of Europe by Douglas Murray (Bloomsbury, 2017). In the book, Murray considers Europe irreversibly altered by immigration. How might one respond to his survey?
“In 2002 the latest census for England and Wales was published. […] Imagine somebody then, in 2002, deciding to extrapolate on the findings in that census and speculating on what the next ten years might bring. Imagine that they said: ‘White Britons will become a minority in their own capital city by the end of this decade and the Muslim population will double in the next ten years.’ How would such statements have been greeted? The terms ‘alarmist’ and ‘scaremongering’ would certainly have been used, as most likely would ‘racist’ and (although the coinage was then in its infancy) the word ‘Islamophobe’.” –Douglas Murray