Douglas Murray

Douglas Murray is Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society and an author, most recently of Islamophilia.


The Edward Snowden scandal viewed from planet Guardian

Last summer a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor called Edward Snowden leaked a vast trove of secret information on the…

Man between vice and virtue in St Augustine’s City of God. French incunabulum from Abbeville, 1486-87

Christianity is the foundation of our freedoms

If there is one underlying source from which all our other societal problems stem, it is surely this: we no…


Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East's 30 year war

Sunni vs Shia, Saudi Arabia vs Iran. A new great war has begun

A city of character: Amsterdam


‘What are people in your country saying about Holland these days?’ one Dutch friend recently asked me. I hadn’t the…

Fanny and Johnnie Cradock contemplate their collection of miniatures, 1956

Cocktails: Cupboard love

Douglas Murray tells you how to organise your drinks cabinet for a happier life

Loading Stolen Art

How masterpieces survive when the bombs start to fall

History often remembers the artefacts, rather than the people, destroyed by war


Tommy Robinson: Double standards, not fear of diversity, provoked the EDL

An encounter with Tommy Robinson, former leader of the English Defence League

Michael Caine

Spies spy – get over it

Our intelligence agencies have an important job to do


David Cameron’s wars: How the PM learned to love precision bombing

Supporters of intervention in Syria will be the first to desert Cameron when the going gets tough

World War I. Belligerent children feeling hopeful.

Who cares if Wagner’s 200? The plague of the anniversary

Centenaries now seem to be the only reason that publishers and concert planners do anything at all

Douglas Murray’s diary: My gay wedding dance-off with Julie Burchill

The pilot refuses to get going until everyone is seated and quiet. When we take off there are raucous cheers.…


After Woolwich, what will change?

Theresa May knows what it is necessary to do to fight Islamism – but her hands are tied

Miniature of Edmund Burke in middle age (English School)

"The right hero" - Douglas Murray reviews Jesse Norman's Burke biography.

The life, style and philosophy of the neglected founder of conservatism


The not-so-great Gatsby

The cult around Fitzgerald’s most overrated work feeds the illusions of upper-crust Americans


If there was ever a time to intervene in Syria, it has passed

A western intervention might never have worked. But it certainly won’t now


Lars Hedegaard interview: ‘I may be killed if I write this’

Lars Hedegaard, founder of Denmark’s Free Press Society, speaks from a secret location after an attempt on his life


Atheists vs Dawkins

My fellow atheists, it’s time we admitted that religion has some points in its favour


Israel under siege

The Jewish state faces an ever-increasing threat from Islamist neighbours

Alan Bennett

Beyond a joke

The decline of Alan Bennett

President Barack Obama walks past Marine

Even if he wins, Obama will be diminished

If a US presidential election has the potential to wear down foreign observers, let alone the American public, imagine what…


Free speech betrayed

Since when was Hillary Clinton a film critic?


Dictating terms

What has this era of ‘international justice’ done to deter genocide?

TS Eliot

Have it by heart

Learning poetry by rote is its own reward