Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson

“How could one of the most civilised societies on earth become the instrument of a mind of such malice? I confess that my heart sank at the thought of spending any more hours in the company of this personification of radical evil. Yet we cannot wholly avert our eyes”

Only a few great composers are equally gifted writers: their work can be sacred or hatefully profane

Kierkegaard’s spirit has never been laid to rest. He is the philosopher of angst and dread: the conscience-stricken companion of modern consciousness

There is little consolation to be gleaned from the bare facts of dementia. But Nicci Gerrard has found much to cheer us by delving beneath and beyond the grim statistics to find meaning in misery

“Christopher Clark’s subject is neither time nor power, but something even more evanescent: how those who wielded power were influenced by their sense of history”

Our founding editor looks back on a decade in which Standpoint sought to uphold the highest political and cultural values

“There was nothing unavoidable about the predicament in which the United Kingdom now finds itself”

People will die for their country but not for a supranational federation, despite President Macron’s hubristic vision of a united Europe

A bold critic of our present academic malaise