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Douglas Murray is associate director of the Henry Jackson Society and an associate editor of The Spectator.
The institutions that used to unite this country now bitterly divide it
By Douglas Murray
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
It is the easiest thing imaginable to hang the jester
Our ability to see more than a couple of inches in front of our faces remains humblingly limited
She has the lowest approval rating of any VP. And just think of the competition
Anybody can be whatever you want them to be. White men can be made black. A thug can be a martyr
Wow, is America screwed up about sex. It is one of many things that helps destroy American politics
Today the American right is openly contemptuous of institutions it revered only a few years ago
Why would the public prefer lies over truths about a world that most of us recognize is complex?
Good memoir-writing should be self-critical
Oli London and the trickiness of being ‘trans-racial’
What has the New York Times got against Ayaan Hirsi Ali?
Our growing unwillingness to understand the past
Kyle Rittenhouse and the American identity crisis
No one emerges from a court fight looking clean
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