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.

Good memoir-writing should also be self-critical

25 July 2020 9:00 am

A book about breaking confidences, not to mention friendships, rather begs the same in return. Reading Anne Applebaum’s brief memoir…

My fears for the future of my church have been realised

18 July 2020 9:00 am

The only memorable argument I have ever heard in that tedious debate about whether Shakespeare was a Catholic came from…

What is the point of the New York Times?

15 July 2020 2:50 am

Earlier today, Bari Weiss resigned from the New York Times and published a devastating letter of resignation on her website…

Trump is taking on the historical revisionists

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Donald Trump is fighting back against America’s historical revisionists

Don’t play a game you can’t win

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Of all the people who have made cash in the past month, few can have raked it in like Robin…

What isn't being said about the Reading attack victims?

23 June 2020 6:45 pm

Imagine if on Saturday evening a white neo-Nazi had stabbed three men to death. Imagine, furthermore, if in the wake…


The new inequality

22 June 2020 8:17 pm

It is a strange habit, the American one of making talk-show hosts into preachers. There is no good reason, after…

This could have been a great opportunity for the Church

20 June 2020 9:00 am

During these months of inertia, I confess to having on occasion made illicit trips to churches in the English countryside.…


Can’t stand free speech? You’re fired!

19 June 2020 10:54 pm

Since the whole world is in crisis, a crisis in the world of publishing might seem like a niche issue.…

In defence of liberalism: resisting a new era of intolerance

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Our public figures must rediscover the true spirit of liberty

What the response to London's young graffiti cleaners reveals

7 June 2020 11:26 pm

Further Black Lives Matter protests took place yesterday in the UK, in response to the death of a man at…

Why are street protestors exempt from the corona clause?

6 June 2020 9:00 am

It is nearly four years since Black Lives Matter had their first major protest in London. Emulating their US counterparts,…

Why should Cummings be sacked for protecting his family?

24 May 2020 5:00 am

There have been an enormous number of positive attributes on display during the lockdown. Family members keeping an eye on…

X days to save the economy!

23 May 2020 9:00 am

I wonder what the Labour party will use as its scare slogan at the next election? After all, the usual…

It's time to take a stand against Chinese bullying

20 May 2020 2:43 am

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned in the magazine how the Chinese Communist Party has been trying to bully…

Hugging China hasn’t done us any favours

9 May 2020 9:00 am

Like nearly everything named a ‘scandal’, ‘affair’ or given the post-fix ‘gate’, almost nobody now remembers the Dalai Lama affair.…

Do Joe Biden's supporters still ‘believe all women’?

30 April 2020 9:20 pm

There is an obvious attraction in certain simple claims. ‘Believe all women’, for instance, is easy to utter, beneficial to…

I love my fellow hacks – even when I disagree with them

24 April 2020 11:00 pm

It’s one way to keep in touch with people. Each morning, somewhere between the first coffee of the day and…

Monkeys, bats and our national trust

11 April 2020 9:00 am

There was always one key flaw in our species. Which is that someone always shags a monkey. I have expressed…

Four of the best Spectator pieces I've ever read

5 April 2020 6:00 pm

One of the things that lockdown allows you to do is not just to read but to re-read. Obviously the…

In this strange new world, where do we find purpose?

28 March 2020 9:00 am

Perhaps we are at least past the beginning of this crisis. The phase where the hunt for multipacks of loo-rolls…

The Guardian's trans rights civil war rumbles on

21 March 2020 4:55 pm

At times of great stress it is necessary to find your enjoyments where you can. And as I mentioned in…

Will the NHS drop its trans obsession when peak coronavirus hits?

15 March 2020 12:08 am

As coronavirus sweeps across the country, I am sure people will be reassured to know that the NHS is doing…

Don’t tell me what I can read

14 March 2020 9:00 am

At least none of us will have to pretend that we read Woody Allen’s memoirs. This week the publishers Hachette…

How Sinn Fein got away with murder

29 February 2020 9:00 am

The online world should be credited when it gets something right. And on Twitter an account titled ‘On This Day…