Ed West is an author, journalist and blogger, who is the deputy editor of UnHerd. He was previously deputy editor of The Catholic Herald and a columnist for The...
Ed West is an author, journalist and blogger, who is the deputy editor of UnHerd. He was previously deputy editor of The Catholic Herald and a columnist for The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator. He began his career with the lads mag Nuts Magazine, and has also written for the Evening Standard, The Guardian, The i, The Week, and Spiked.He is the son of British journalist Richard West and Irish journalist Mary Kenny and the brother of the journalist Patrick West.
While working at men's magazines, West wrote a number of short humour books, including one called How to Pull Women (2006), which he later described on his Daily Telegraph blog as embarrassing.West's book, The Diversity Illusion, which examines the supposed adverse effects of mass immigration on British society, was published in April 2013. Reviewing the book, Peter Oborne described West as "one of the most interesting of the rising generation of political writers, who delights in destroying liberal pieties." Oborne also said "At its worst, though, West's book can come over as an anti-Islamic rant." The Observer described the book as a "brazen and breezily written polemic" whose "arguments are repeatedly undermined by reality." The Sunday Times included the book in their list of "Political Books of the Year". The book's 2015 reissue was chosen as one of The Sunday Times's Political Books of the Year.
West's 2020 book Small Men on the Wrong Side of History focuses on the failures of post-war conservativism.