US edition of the world's oldest magazine

Douglas Murray

Douglas Murray is associate director of the Henry Jackson Society and an associate editor of The Spectator.

Sports

FIFA has scored a spectacular own goal

Everybody in the world knows why the World Cup is taking place in Qatar

By Douglas Murray

Europe

Europe’s euthanasia policies are uncivilized

There is something deeply strange, almost dystopian, in it

By Douglas Murray

Business

The delicious fall of Sam Bankman-Fried

The FTX founder is the sort of sanctimonious fraud our species knows well

By Douglas Murray

Europe

Why a hereditary monarchy is good for politics

Anyone who has ever spent time in the US will know that the country’s politics is extraordinarily dynastic

By Douglas Murray

Europe

Green parties are facing a reality check

Will environmentalists take note of what is happening to their counterparts in Germany?

By Douglas Murray

Books

The best response to Salman Rushdie’s stabbing

The illiterate cannot be allowed to dictate the rules of literature

By Douglas Murray

Politics

Even in victory, Joe Biden seems defeated

It took America’s intelligence agencies almost a quarter of a century to find Zawahiri

By Douglas Murray

Law

Is America about to break apart?

The institutions that used to unite this country now bitterly divide it

By Douglas Murray

Culture

Our shifting definition of shame

We are very happy to utilize the heavy weaponry of shame if it is in what we regard as the right cause

By Douglas Murray

Culture

Not all masculinity is ‘toxic’

Society needs men to behave in certain ways at certain times

By Douglas Murray

Science & Tech

Monkeypox, Covid and the trouble with our species

There is already a familiar culture war over the origins of this apparently species-leaping virus

By Douglas Murray

International

Can the West fix itself?

The war in Ukraine may be just the first test of the western alliance

By Douglas Murray

Politics

What America gets right about the abortion debate

That we take it seriously shows we’re still a serious moral country

By Douglas Murray

Russia

The American right shouldn’t look up to Putin

As the West goes woke-mad, Putin doesn’t even recognize the most basic rights

By Douglas Murray

Politics

What the right gets wrong about Putin

An assortment of conservatives see Putin as an admirable corrective to the madness of our own societies

By Douglas Murray

more writers

Stay informed

Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.

Web-only content Copyright © 2021 The Spectator // Magazine content Copyright © 2021 The Spectator