Paul Johnson

J.B. Priestley was known to the public as as a grumpy old man, but that was just a mask

Europe was the great engine of invention in the 19th century, the US in the 20th. But can they keep up with their 21st century competito?

A reflection on the past and future of the periodical

David Kynaston’s Modernity Britain, the fifth of his series of histories of Britain since 1945, reveals the late Fifties to be not a time of illiberalism and repression, but of a generosity of spirit