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.

Who’ll stop the art attackers?

9 July 2022 9:00 am

One problem of being mugged, I am told, is not just the event itself but the dreams of violence that…

Will Hispanic conservatives transform US politics?

2 July 2022 9:00 am

If you had to take a guess on which American political party would produce the first Mexican-born Congresswoman, which one…

Is America about to break apart?

29 June 2022 6:12 pm

Here’s a fun fact: almost half of Americans believe that there will be a civil war in their lifetimes. Less…

Our shifting definition of shame

25 June 2022 9:00 am

In this most holy month of Pride I have been making my observances by thinking about shame. After all, shame…

The January 6 hearings are partisan political theatre

18 June 2022 9:00 am

Is it possible to hold two ideas in our heads at once? If so, I should like to put forward…

A win for the film critics of Bradford

11 June 2022 9:00 am

As a general rule, you should never talk about a film you haven’t seen. But The Lady of Heaven is…

Not all masculinity is ‘toxic’

4 June 2022 9:00 am

Anyone who has passed through an education in thepast decade will have encountered the term ‘toxic masculinity’. It is one…

Monkeypox, Covid and the trouble with our species

28 May 2022 9:00 am

I hate to be one of those columnists who says ‘I told you so’. But I told you so. Looking…

The dishonesty of how we respond to tragedies

21 May 2022 9:00 am

It isn’t hard to notice that some crimes are more important than others. Or at least more politically advantageous. It…

Why silly scandals suit our politicians

14 May 2022 9:00 am

I wonder if we will ever be able to resist fixing the suffix ‘gate’ to the end of any not-yet-sufficiently-salacious…

What America gets right about the abortion debate

7 May 2022 9:00 am

There are two things non-Americans can almost never understand about America and should probably never speak about. The first is…

Fractured: can the West fix itself?

30 April 2022 9:00 am

So why be ashamed of ourselves?

The art of changing your mind

23 April 2022 9:00 am

Some years ago there was a study at Harvard that tried to find out what people did when they held…

I feel sorry for Rishi Sunak

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Perhaps I should stress from the get-go that I do not know Rishi Sunak. So far as I know, we’ve…

How to lose an election

9 April 2022 9:00 am

I have remarked here before about our era’s tendency to accept election results if your side wins but to reject…

How should Prince William respond to questions about slavery?

2 April 2022 9:00 am

It is uncanny how swiftly British culture imitates the worst of American culture. Take Whoopi Goldberg, who distinguished herself again…

The day I nearly brought RT down

26 March 2022 9:00 am

It is interesting to watch Ofcom finally remove the broadcasting licence from the Russian propaganda channel Russia Today (RT). I…

The West has rediscovered its purpose

19 March 2022 9:00 am

Over recent days I have been reflecting on War and Peace. Or Special Operation and Peace as it must now…

Why C.S. Lewis was right about war

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Well, at least Covid is over. No sooner had Vladimir Putin’s tanks rolled into Ukraine than the UK’s Covid advisory…

What the right gets wrong about Putin

5 March 2022 9:00 am

A fracture on the international right may seem small fry given everything that is going on right now. But it…

The tyranny of Trudeau

26 February 2022 9:00 am

Early in the corona era the historian David Starkey gave some thoughts on Covid. ‘We’ve got a Chinese virus,’ he…

Work is no place for your ‘whole self’

19 February 2022 9:00 am

One of the few things I have learned in this life is that Dante Alighieri was wrong. In the Inferno…

In defence of bad jokes

12 February 2022 9:00 am

I was once at a terrific Shabbat dinner where late in the evening one of the other guests suddenly said:…

Is our Ukrainian ambassador OK?

5 February 2022 9:00 am

I know the following sentence is going to get me into trouble. Still, there are times when you wonder whether…

This government’s greatest failure is economic

29 January 2022 9:00 am

‘The main job of a government is to ensure that the economics don’t go wrong.’ So argued an economist friend…