Common Sense Society in the Media
Highlights over the week of February 2, 2024 from CSS leadership, staff, and scholars
It’s been an incredible week for CSS in the media, thanks to our scholars’ ongoing efforts to restore common sense to a wide variety of timely issues. Please find highlights over the past week from our leadership, staff, and scholars below.
Articles by CSS Leadership, Staff, and Faculty
Niall Ferguson writes in The Daily Mail, Feb. 2 - Biden's fear of Putin is making World War III more, not less, likely
Douglas Murray writes in The Free Press, Feb. 4 - Things Worth Remembering: Breaking Bread with the Dead
In public and private, Seamus Heaney could—like his friend and fellow Irishman Paul Muldoon—spend an hour pulling out all the meanings, nuances, resonances, and more in a single stanza, even a single line, of poetry.
Douglas Murray writes in The Spectator, Feb. 10 - I’m embarrassed by modern Britain
I’m not sure I recognise this country any more. Characteristics that I grew up with have been eroded to the point of disappearance. What were those characteristics? I’d say they included a certain doggedness – an indefatigability, a quiet strength and resilience. Where did they go?
Walter Russell Mead writes in the Wall Street Journal, Feb. 5 - Make Iran Fear America Again
If the U.S. can’t seize the political and military initiative from Team Tehran, Iran will continue playing the Middle East like a piano, and President Biden will keep dancing to Tehran’s tune for the rest of his time in office.
Theodore Dalrymple (Anthony Daniels) writes in City Journal, Feb. 5 - My Kingdom for Some Crutches
Sometimes a storm in a teacup tells us about the weather outside. This is the case with a recent row at London’s Globe Theatre, where the artistic director, actress Michelle Terry, has cast herself in the role of Richard III. This move aroused criticism because disabled actors felt that the role should have gone to one of them. That a woman should play so masculine a role, or that the director should choose herself to play the role, drew no attention.
Broadcast Appearances by CSS Leadership, Staff, and Faculty
Joshua Mitchell joins France24 to discuss the Republican primaries and what might happen this November, Jan. 24
Douglas Murray joins Sky News’s Rita Panahi Show to discuss the Chicago city council ceasefire resolution, Feb. 2
Douglas Murray joins Sky News’s Rita Panahi Show to discuss the worldwide pressure on Israeli P.M. Netanyahu, Feb. 2
Douglas Murray joins TalkTV’s Julia Hartley-Brewer to discuss the cancellation of his event with the IDF, Feb. 5
Douglas Murray joins Stand with Us Israel live for a special briefing on the October 7 War, Feb. 7
Douglas Murray joins Fox News’s The Will Cain Show to discuss how and why revolutions fail or succeed, Feb. 8
Mentions of CSS Leadership, Staff, and Faculty
Douglas Murray mentioned in Fox News, Feb. 5 - London theater cancels Douglas Murray's pro-Israel event at the last minute after employees refused to work
Douglas Murray mentioned in Jewish News, Feb. 6 - ‘I will not be bullied into silence,’ Douglas Murray tells synagogue audience
Douglas Murray mentioned in Jerusalem Post, Feb. 5 - Douglas Murray's IDF fundraiser forced to relocate after theater staff doxxed
Douglas Murray mentioned in National Review, Feb. 5 - London Theater Cancels Douglas Murray’s Pro-Israel Fundraiser, Citing Threats to Employees
Katharine Birbalsingh mentioned in The Standard, Feb. 5 - Prayer ban row headteacher is 'fantastic' says education secretary