Daniel Johnson

Is the West Bust?

‘Even in the midst of financial turmoil, the West still needs defending’

Starbucks’ Islamic Brew

Starbucks is the symbol of American capitalism, but it's principle product was first brought to the West by an Islamic empire

In a Dangerous World, the West Needs Leaders

‘The crisis in the Caucasus has undoubtedly ushered in a period of global insecurity’

Turn Your Gaze to Gaza

By opening its columns to Islamist apologists, Prospect magazine is undermining moderate Muslims

A Fond Farewell to the Molière of Our Day

‘Gray knew what it meant to speak in prose, in an era when it is not the love of money but contempt for honest language that is the root of all evil’

Celebrate Civilisation in All Its Precariousness

‘These illiberal liberals, who then flirted with Stalinism as they do today with Islamism, are as contemptuous as ever of what Orwell meant by the middle-class virtues’

Anglo-American Attitudes

‘America is a looking glass in which humanity sees itself reflected and, all too often, distorted by fear, envy and resentment’

Moving the World

‘To defend and celebrate Western civilisation is not merely desirable; it is imperative’

Put Thumos in Your Tank

The new transatlantic buzzword is actually a very old one — ancient Greek, in fact. Thumos is defined by Robert Kagan as “a spiritedness and ferocity in defence of clan, tribe, city, or state”.

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"