Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson

“Over a hundred issues, Standpoint‘s focus and urgency have remained constant”

The poster-boy of the Enlightenment was an arch-egotist with a fanatical side

Mary Beard’s bête noire, the father of art history and archaeology

“All but ready to give up in despair, our opinion-formers wallow in recrimination and blame”

Oxfam’s former chief executive now stands accused of complacency and hypocrisy

A City high-flier (and mother of nine) who is always willing to challenge the status quo

“Civilisation” implies so much that defies definition, but is instantly recognisable. So here is an attempt to illustrate by a literary example what seems to us to be worth defending

Laura Freeman’s The Reading Cure is a miraculous memoir — both a compendium of learning lightly worn and a record of her recovery from anorexia

From martinet to martyr at the Royal Academy’s show examining the art collection of Charles I

Do we pay enough attention to what the great wartime leader actually said?