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DANIEL JOHNSON

DANIEL JOHNSON

Daniel Johnson is a British journalist who is the founding editor of Standpoint.

Why the Germans? Why the Jews?: Envy, Race, Hatred, and the Prehistory of the HolocaustBy Götz AlyMetropolitan Books, 304 pages I am sure I am not...

Berlin 1961 By Frederick Kempe Putnam, 608 pages I was four years old when the Berlin Wall was built. I was 32 when it fell. My generation, the...

Edmund Burke, Meet Tariq Ramadan Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West By Christopher Caldwell Doubleday, 422 pages, $30 In June 2009, an incident took place...

If there is one man alive who has made me ashamed as a Catholic and an Englishman, it is Bishop Richard Williamson. This is the...

Working for Moscow   Seduced by Secrets: Inside the Stasi’s Spy-Tech World by Kristie Macrakis Cambridge. 392 pp. $28.00   Who’s afraid of Markus Wolf? When the East...

Many Americans I know are dismayed by the British academic boycott of Israel. What, they wonder, lies behind the rise of such attitudes on British...

If you find Karen Armstrong's argument that the creators and publishers of the Muhammad cartoons were guilty of "failing to live up to their own...

Gordon Brown yesterday surprised commentators by refusing to rule out military action against Iran. "I firmly believe that the sanctions policy that we are pursuing...

Writing in Saturday’s Guardian, Karen Armstrong, a popular historian of comparative religion, describes how she was invited by the Malaysian government last month to give...

General Sir Richard Dannatt, head of the British Army, has warned in a leaked memo that military capabilities are stretched to the breaking point. Due...

On Wednesday, at the Royal Albert Hall, the London Philharmonic and the Orchestre National de France combined their forces to celebrate the 80th birthday of...

Dominique de Villepin, the former French prime minister, had some unusual visitors this week. Judges and police searched his Parisian apartment as part of their...