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DANIEL JOHNSON

DANIEL JOHNSON

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

No myth about George W. Bush has been cultivated more sedulously by his enemies than the idea that he has never read anything—that he is...

Michael J. Lewis makes a fair point about Wikipedia: we have all used it as a short-cut from time to time, and, provided that information...

Last year we had to endure James Baker, one of the chief culprits for the genocide in Bosnia, lecturing the Bush administration about Iraq. Now...

Tariq Ramadan, the Swiss Muslim celebrity academic and British government adviser who teaches at Oxford, is complaining again of his exclusion from the United States,...

Eric Hobsbawm was given three pages to write a cover piece about the Spanish Civil War for the review section of Saturday’s Guardian. He produced...

The oldest hatred never ceases to astonish us with its ability to rejuvenate itself. Anti-Semitism—nowadays invariably focused on Israel and repackaged as “anti-Zionism”—is once again...

Germans are often said to be obsessed by their Nazi past. This week Germany has been reminded of another nightmare it would prefer to forget:...

So much controversy now surrounds the interpretation of the Qur'an that it is perhaps worth recalling the man who gave us the first reliable translation...

Less than a mile from my house in West London is a prestigious, Saudi-funded Muslim private school, the King Fahd Academy, which has been much...

Neil Clark, a prominent commentator for the Guardian, wrote on his blog last Friday that “A nuclear-armed Iran would not be very dangerous. In fact...

Any doubts that Britain has become a major theater in the war on terror should have been dispelled by the arrest in Birmingham of a...

I love old books and I (mostly) like the gentle souls who sell them. Yet an elderly, convalescent antiquarian bookseller seems an improbable hero in...