Douglas Murray

From perpetrator to victim

‘At almost any time in history before today, someone who had deliberately released their own nation’s secrets would have been regarded as a traitor’

Getting Hysterical

‘People now live under the misapprehension that the hysterical attitude is the correct one and the pitch at which we should all conduct our lives’

Post-election solace

‘Britain is in the most complicated mess we have been in for decades’

The Era Of Overload

‘Bernard-Henry Lévy and I debated populism, with Tony Blair as our warm-up act, at Google’s Zeitgeist event’

Overreaching Outrage

‘Society’s rewarding of outrage means we are ever less-inclined to give people what we used to call “the benefit of the doubt”’

The Best Of Enemies

"This must have been the first oration by a book-burner at Cambridge University for some centuries"

Reductio Ad Hitlerum

"From Hollywood to Holyrood, people think they are fighting the Nazis. But they’re not"

No Surprises

"After a year such as this, even shocks now fail to surprise"

Bad Ideas make for Bad Politics

"Politics goes bad when ideas go bad and the ideas have gone bad in Europe because free speech went bad"

Gaining Perspective

"One of the principles of public service is that it does not just consist of a race to the top with the resignation of those who lose"

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"