Douglas Reed (1895 – 1976) was a controversial British journalist who indulged in various conspiracy theories and published several books expounding his view of the world. He was fiercely anti communist, and has been accused of being anti-Semitic, even a holocaust-denier.
George Orwell, who disagreed with him strongly on many points, viewed him as a "persuasive writer" who was "capable of doing a lot of harm among the large public for which he caters".
As a correspondent for TheTimes between the wars, Reed had reported from cities including Warsaw, Moscow, Prague, Athens, Sofia, Bucharest and Budapest. In Disgrace Abounding (1939) he describes the situation in Central Europe as he sees it, and criticises the Nazis, the Jews and the Labour Party. A postscript deals with the invasion of Czechoslovakia in March 1939.