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DANIEL JOHNSON

DANIEL JOHNSON

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

The 300th anniversary of the union of England and Scotland fell on Tuesday, May 1—in a sense, the birthday of the United Kingdom of Great...

In his excellent new book about the Battle of Lepanto of 1571, Victory of the West, Niccoló Capponi describes the reaction of the Ottoman Sultan,...

Among living British novelists, Ian McEwan is widely thought to have the highest intellect and the widest frame of reference. On Chesil Beach, his latest...

As the Jewish world commemorated the Holocaust last weekend, I happened to be at a conference in what was once the heart of darkness. Freiburg,...

An American friend asks what I, as an Englishman, think about the hostage affair. My answer is that words cannot express how sickened, humiliated, soiled,...

The Pope says that hell “really exists and is eternal, even if nobody talks about it much any more.” In a Lenten homily at a...

The battle has been joined for the soul of the British Conservative party in, of all places, that leading organ of the Left, the Guardian. Geoffrey...

Groucho Marx once observed: "I find television very educational. Whenever somebody turns it on, I go into the other room and read a book." You...

The Times of London reports today on yet another episode in the closing of the European mind—in this instance, a shocking case of academic censorship. Matthias...

I see that commentators I respect, such as Charles Krauthammer and Bill Kristol, are calling for President Bush to pardon Scooter Libby. They make a...

The papers report the death of a French philosopher called Jean Baudrillard. He is said to have written an entire book entitled The Gulf War...

“In the morning at Yad Vashem, photos of the inhuman Warsaw Ghetto; in the afternoon, we go to the ghetto in Ramallah. It’s enough to...