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Douglas Murray is associate director of the Henry Jackson Society and an associate editor of The Spectator.
Everybody in the world knows why the World Cup is taking place in Qatar
By Douglas Murray
There is something deeply strange, almost dystopian, in it
The FTX founder is the sort of sanctimonious fraud our species knows well
Anyone who has ever spent time in the US will know that the country’s politics is extraordinarily dynastic
Will environmentalists take note of what is happening to their counterparts in Germany?
The illiterate cannot be allowed to dictate the rules of literature
It took America’s intelligence agencies almost a quarter of a century to find Zawahiri
The institutions that used to unite this country now bitterly divide it
We are very happy to utilize the heavy weaponry of shame if it is in what we regard as the right cause
Society needs men to behave in certain ways at certain times
Science & Tech
There is already a familiar culture war over the origins of this apparently species-leaping virus
The war in Ukraine may be just the first test of the western alliance
That we take it seriously shows we’re still a serious moral country
As the West goes woke-mad, Putin doesn’t even recognize the most basic rights
An assortment of conservatives see Putin as an admirable corrective to the madness of our own societies
Good memoir-writing should be self-critical
Oli London and the trickiness of being ‘trans-racial’
Can the West fix itself?
What has the New York Times got against Ayaan Hirsi Ali?
Our growing unwillingness to understand the past
Don’t play a game you can’t win
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