Daniel Johnson

Overrated: Thomas Cromwell

The ruthless architect of the English Reformation

Underrated: Oliver Cromwell

The Lord Protector welcomed Jews and tolerated Catholics

Trump, Merkel and Brexit

"At the time of writing it is Mrs Merkel, rather than Mr Trump, whose authority is falling away"

Underrated: Charles Krauthammer

The greatest American journalist of his generation, who overcame severe disability but has died in his sixties

Ten more years

The culture of intolerant individualism preaches diversity but practises conformity

A spectre haunting Europe: Karl Marx

The grotesque sight of politicians lining up to praise communism’s founder should not blind us to the crimes committed in its name

Tricks of Memory

Far more than just a jolly trip down memory lane, with a backdrop of dreaming spires, this is a moving and mature work

Underrated: Leon Kass

A man of science and the humanities who seeks a balance between research and ethics in the pursuit of a worthy life

Watchmen of the West

'Trump may not be the ideal leader of the free world. But he understands what is at stake, he knows what must be done and he has the willpower to see it through'

The righteous and the Right

Thoughts on the survival of Western civilisation

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"