Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson

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

‘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’

‘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’

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

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”.