Resisting Wokeness – An Evening with Douglas Murray and Andrew Doyle
Having taken two very different approaches to tackling the problem of wokeness, Douglas Murray and Andrew Doyle are now teaming up for a live tour. Each show will feature a conversation, along with an extensive audience Q&A, in which they will consider how best to resist the rise of the woke mindset, and the challenges it presents to individual liberty, intellectual diversity and free speech.
For many, the social justice movement is a kind of cult. Although well-intentioned, most of these new ‘woke’ activists have an unshakeable certainty that their worldview is correct. They feel the need to identify and cast out the sinners in our midst, insisting that redemption is not possible. And even though they are capable of the most horrendous acts of public shaming and bullying behaviour, they think they are the good guys.
Douglas Murray’s fifth book, “The Madness of Crowds”, addresses the difficulties of resisting a movement that would rather cry “bigot” than engage in serious debate. Titania McGrath, the satirical intersectional feminist created by comedian Andrew Doyle, is the embodiment of this movement, a hyper-privileged young woman who is nonetheless obsessed with her own victimhood. She, too, has recently written a book on the subject, “Woke: A Guide to Social Justice”.
Hosted by Ashley Frawley