Europe: An Obituary 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. The book is not only an analysis of demographic and political realities, it is also an eye-witness 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 that they want them in to the places which cannot accept them. A discursive interlude after each chapter also takes a step back and looks at the bigger issues which lie behind a continent's death-wish, and answers the question of why anyone – let alone an entire civilisation – would do this to themselves.
Douglas Murray is a regular columnist for both the Spectator and Standpoint and writes frequently for a variety of other publications, including the Sunday Times and Wall Street Journal. A prolific debater, Douglas has spoken on a variety of prominent platforms, including at the British and European Parliaments and the White House.