Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Clement Attlee led an exemplary life, and was the smooth-running machine at heart of the wartime government, but was never remotely vainglorious

A new biography of Eamon de Valera, one of the most important and mysterious figures in Irish history

The first female PM faced unprecedented vitriol from snobbish cultural bureaucrats

Cardinal Bergoglio’s road to the Vatican

Henry Kissinger was often compared to Machiavelli but Niall Ferguson shows he was, at heart, an idealist

The rich, varied, and absorbing life, and careers, of John Freeman

Boris seems to subconsciously avoid the subject of Lloyd George, though he shares more in common with him

A new work brings into striking contrast the personalities of Stalin himself and the other members of the Soviet elite in his time

It is a remarkable fact that WW1 produced a distinctive brand of poetry, and poets, and WW2 nothing comparable