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The Strange Death of Europe

Immigration, Identity, Islam
Written by: Douglas Murray
Narrated by: Robert Davies
Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
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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 alteration as a society and an eventual end.

This is not just an analysis of demographic and political realities; it is also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes accounts based on travels across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who pretend they want them to the places which cannot accept them.

Murray takes a step back at each stage and looks at the bigger and deeper issues which lie behind a continent's possible demise, from an atmosphere of mass terror attacks to the steady erosion of our freedoms. The audiobook 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.

This sharp and incisive audiobook ends up with two visions for a new 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. But perhaps Spengler was right: 'civilizations, like humans, are born, briefly flourish, decay, and die'.

©2017 Douglas Murray (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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"This is a vitally important book, the contents of which should be known to everyone who can influence the course of events, at this critical time in the history of Europe." (Sir Roger Scruton)

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Well written but a very sad reality for Europe.

I live in Canada our politicians are doing the same thing here and I fear we're going to face the same reality as Europe somewhere down the line. Why don't politicians listen to the people that built the country This is our home our lives our families we don't owe the world anything but we owe our family's everything

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a very interesting take

Murray is one of the most interesting thinkers coming out of europe and this book is a sobering read.

While one may disagree with a variety of his points, what cannot be denied is that there is at least something happening on the old continent

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A powerful voice for reason

I found this book to be a much needed commentary on the state of the Europe and in general western democracies and how blindly following this globalist ideology is leading to a real perilous situation.
Wanting to be compassionate, caring , generous and charitable to others in need is a goal we should all strive for.
It needs to be balanced with whats sustainable, integration and support and costs and fairness needs to be apart of this conversation. In Canada we're abit farther behind on the curve on the impacts of not being prepaired, but there are so many lessons we can learn from looking at Europe that we should learn and heed before we make the same mistakes. #Audible1

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Awesome book!

interesting collection of stories that really highlights the history of the migrant crisis in europe.

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scary!

A politician will betray your interes if opposed to his own. Remember when you vote!

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Elegantly written

This book can be very dark at times but is a great reflection of the current reality of Western Nations.

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Not fair

It was a pain listening to this book, considering I’m a Muslim myself. I believe the author has a specific hatred towards the Muslim community and Islam as a whole, not just immigrants.

He painted all Muslims from all walks of life with a single brush and a single colour and tone!

Surely the Muslim community have the good and the bad, but saying they are all criminals, rapists, terrorists and crime motivators as this book suggests, is a clear lie and an effort to manipulate the minds of listeners.

I lived in Canada for 8 years and I don’t have a single crime, not even speeding tickets!!

This is not fair!!

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  • smarmer
  • 2017-11-10

Disturbing dystopian preview of tidal wave

Douglas Murray gives the background of the wave of immigration, legal and illegal, that has swept Europe. The introduction of new cultures to Europe, when it occurred at a time that European culture was secure, added new ideas, new costumes, and new cuisines to the continent. However, when those arriving have little interest in assimilating, have even less interest in the parliamentary and relatively free economies, and the history and culture of the host countries, we risk a hostile take-over rather than an enriching and diversification. This is the point of this book's grim conclusion.

The first few chapters outline the problem in philosophical form. Then we get the historical numbers, followed by illustration after excruciating illustration of actual real-time happenings.

Much like herd immunity, when most of a population is secure in its beliefs, newcomers add variety in a constructive way. But if the population no longer values its identity and the newcomers have a more robust but antithetical identity and ideology, the newer and more virulent strains will eventually prevail.

Hopefully Murray's jeremiad is exaggerated, but I fear otherwise.

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  • Dan
  • 2019-11-19

“The more a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those that speak it”

This book is a must have. As “one sided” as some may think, it is based on indisputable facts. Two world wars and many lives were lost to maintain and keep a democratic Europe. Now Europe faces another war, a war of ideology and religion. This book gives a very detailed account of that war and what if anything can be done to stem the tide of defeat.

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  • Lisa
  • 2017-05-10

I'm so glad I read this book!

I didn't understand what all the fuss and hostility was about in Europe these days and this book explained a lot. Douglas doesn't waste words he gets right to the point and then thoroughly explains the moving parts affecting each situation. There are plenty of points made in this insightful overview of pertinent recent history. It's funny that we are inundated with news and media but it seems to function as a big sponge soaking up all the happenings and squeezing them into a grey sludge. The Strange Death of Europe is like a lamp that allows you to see the whole shocking picture. With plenty of detail. Yikes. Good luck Europe. We will all miss you if you don't get your shit together.

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  • Sebastian P.
  • 2019-10-01

Real story about open borders policy

Real,true story about consequences of uncontrolled flood of migrants, and mass media covering it. Manipulation of media coverage of the story,and politicians telling Europeans, that what they see,and experience,its not there.

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  • jeremy
  • 2019-09-26

The most important story ever to be ignored.

Should be carved into granite so that the future peoples that come back to enlightenment thousands of years after the coming dark ages have a tool to guide their way.

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  • Sydney Hostetler
  • 2019-09-21

Everyone needs to read this book

My head is spinning. My heart is heavy. But I am very grateful to the author and publishers of this book. It is extremely well written. It speaks the truth that so many are unwilling to acknowledge or address.

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  • psucale
  • 2019-08-10

Shocking statistics

great book. eye opening. europe is likely past the point of no return with no end in sight

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  • 2017-05-29

Appalling European government crime cover up.

Where does The Strange Death of Europe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is an excellent book. I can now understand what is going on in Europe and make sense of all the contradictory reports I hear on the news and watch on TV. I am appalled by the government cover up of crime against women in all European countries. I hope Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reads this book and understands what has happened in Europe with respect to immigration and Islam.

What does Robert Davies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Robert Davies is able to communicate with the tone of his voice again and again facts which seem incredulous to the listener. I found myself shaking my head time and time again.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I don't think Hollywood will be able to find a super hero in this book, and that’s all Hollywood can do anymore.

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  • Robert
  • 2017-07-24

A sobering tale

Extremely well written, Douglas Murray presents a cogent, clear and concise treatise on the sad state of affairs in Europe and the betrayal of the European people by their leaders. It is the most bizarre of times where so many are obsessed by race, racism and stamping out fascism. All the while allying themselves with some of the most backwards of ideologies and depraved people of those found in radical Islam. The book doesn't offer much hope, but perhaps offers the best medicine - truth. Something Europe's ruling class and media outlets seem to care little for.

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  • Marko Vukosavovic
  • 2017-06-02

Must read

for anyone who wants to know what's happening to Europe and Europeans in relation to immigration since 1945 but especially in last few years has to read this book
lack of direction and clearly defined policies, delusional and lying politicians, tolerance of immigrants' sadism and primitivism, liberal dictatorship and censorship, masochism and nihilism of Western European populace, complete rejection of religion and much more is tearing the Europe apart and Europeans have only themselves to blame
this was actually an incredible but disturbing read

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  • SEVERIN
  • 2017-08-25

Grandiose

Perfect and constant performance for the narrator. Also that story needed to be told. Douglass Murray is very well spoken

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