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.

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…

‘Operation Red Meat’ won’t beef up the government

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Are you ready for ‘Operation Red Meat’? If not, then you should brace yourself. For it looks set to be…

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…