Paul Johnson

Moral Fog of War

Moral Combat: A History of World War II by Michael Burleigh

Seductive Pursuits

Bite the Hand that Feeds You: Essays and Provocations by Henry Fairlie and Best Seat in the House by Frank Johnson

Entrenched Enemies

The American Civil War: A Military History by John Keegan

The Skeleton of History

Abandoning narrative form in history writing leads to laziness, the omission of important facts, and a flimsier understanding of cause and effect. Why doesn't the OUP know that?

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"