Douglas Murray

Douglas Murray is Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society and an author, most recently of Bloody Sunday: Truth, lies and the Saville Inquiry.

I tempted fate – and got Covid

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Well, I did warn you. As I typed my column last week on the imminent end of Covid I said…

I’m calling it – Covid is over

8 January 2022 9:00 am

If anyone had any doubts about the wisdom of tempting fate then they probably haven’t considered the case of Betty…

Our growing unwillingness to understand the past

18 December 2021 9:00 am

I was recently reading the works of the 17th-century antiquary John Aubrey, who at one point mentions a ghost craze…

Does Kamala Harris deserve to be vice president?

11 December 2021 9:00 am

Is it rude to refer to the Vice President of the USA as the world’s most famous diversity hire? Possibly.…

'The type of person who makes the world work': remembering Anthony Smith

4 December 2021 9:00 am

I’m not sure how many readers know the name of Anthony Smith, who died on Sunday aged 83, but a…

The American identity crisis

27 November 2021 9:00 am

There was no reason for the world ever to hear the name Kyle Rittenhouse. Except that in the summer of…

MPs aren’t the elite – faceless bureaucrats are

13 November 2021 9:00 am

I see that the most boring conversation in the nation is back. The one even worse than people in the…

What if Clinton had come clean?

30 October 2021 9:00 am

What if Bill Clinton had told the truth? Would America’s sexual and political history be different? The thought occurs because…

Britain’s fatal unwillingness to confront Islamic extremism

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Britain’s fatal unwillingness to confront Islamic extremism

The pandemic has made cynics of us all

16 October 2021 9:00 am

A report by MPs into the spread of the coronavirus has concluded that the government’s approach constituted one of this…

The tactics of victimhood

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Late last week the Labour deputy leader was the subject of a glowing profile in the Times. The piece described…

Where has the truth gone?

18 September 2021 9:00 am

There were two remarkable things about Emma Raducanu’s wonderful win at the US open last week. The first was the…

America, the Taliban and a farewell to arms

4 September 2021 9:00 am

It was quite the handover at Kabul airport this week. The last American troops to exit Afghanistan reportedly left facing…

The flaw at the heart of humanitarian intervention

21 August 2021 9:00 am

One of the most interesting aspects of President Biden’s speech on the American withdrawal from Afghanistan is that it shows…

The path to re-enchantment

7 August 2021 9:00 am

Most social occasions now seem to kick off with a wasted hour or two. The time is spent discussing Covid:…

Turning the tide: how to deal with Britain’s new migrant crisis

31 July 2021 9:00 am

How Britain can stem the stream of illegal arrivals

The 2020s will be boring, not roaring

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Earlier this year, I noted the suggestion (made by an American academic and run with by a swathe of the…

Oli London and the trickiness of being ‘trans-racial’

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Not everyone will have heard of Oli London, a British social media influencer who made news for two reasons last…

Why we don’t always say what we see

26 June 2021 9:00 am

The official review into the Manchester Arena bombing was published this week. Four years after 22 mainly young people were…

Cambridge deserves better than Stephen Toope

18 June 2021 2:26 am

Regular readers may be aware that in recent months I have been having a running-spat with a Canadian lawyer called…

The polarising power of plague

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Now that the government has kindly allowed us to go out again, I wonder if anyone has discovered the same…

When exactly did harpsichords become racist?

29 May 2021 9:00 am

It’s a dangerous thing when you import the worst aspects of another culture. And an even worse thing when you…

Why do parts of Britain erupt whenever Israel defends itself?

21 May 2021 1:14 am

There has been a huge amount of comment in recent days on the latest round of exchanges between Israel and…

The wrath of Nicola Sturgeon

15 May 2021 9:00 am

I can’t seem to find the Oracle of Delphi’s complete works. The libraries remain shut and when I go to…

Carrie Symonds and the First Girlfriend problem

1 May 2021 9:00 am

One of the least attractive aspects of American politics is epitomised in the ‘Office of the First Lady’. The office…