Murray notes the logical inconsistencies, hypocrisies, and cringe-inducing madness of “woke” or progressive identity politics. His four major sections are a clear road map: Gay, Women, Race, and Trans.
At times, the book could be easier to read. The coherent outline of the illiberal mind’s confusion and intolerance goes beyond the headlines to the destruction of individual lives, professions, and careers.
The author, a gay, atheist, British professor, writes with compassion, empathy, and without judgment for those who have surrendered to these currents. While his connected anecdotes provide a full diagnosis, it concludes without a substantive solution other than civility and tolerance. This is an invaluable, albeit uncomfortable, guide for those seeking to understand the currents of today’s culture wars.