Douglas Murray

McGuinness Time Out

'Speaking of the Tea Party and other he dislikes, George Soros refers to "powerful and well-financed special interests". I do a double-take'

Foxy Knoxy and Fox in the Dock

‘One thing bothers me. Why were the papers that used to support the Conservatives so eager to turn on Liam Fox?’

Right Wedding

‘The dance floor at the wedding of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Niall Ferguson would have been the Guardian’s worst nightmare’

Steyn Power

Iconoclastic commentator — and hate-figure of the Left — Mark Steyn should be celebrated for his refusal to kow-tow to the liberal intellegentsia's consensus

Institutional Failure

'The nervous police again demonstrated their institutional failing when they were chased by ever more confident mobs'

Out With The Old Media

‘The more information is available from the new media, the fewer critical questions we seem able to ask’

Bin Laden is Dead — So Why Don’t We Rejoice?

European hand-wringing over the death of the arch-terrorist vindicates Americans who despair of the Atlantic alliance

Western Scapegoat

'Only the West can botch anything up. And when the rest of the world botches things up, it's the West's fault for making them do it'

A Known Unknown Quantity

‘Rumsfeld knew we faced enemies and that they should be defeated. It is a lesson his successors could do with learning fast’

State-Funded Fanaticism

‘Islamist organisations are paid by government to come up with ideas on how to improve British mosques. It can’t be worse, can it?’

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"