Daniel Johnson

Historians are better placed to explain malicious acts than philosophers, who strive to subordinate them to reason

This evocation of London literati in wartime is a bombshell of a first book

Grammar schools, Tony Crosland and the Encounter club

Daniel Johnson says the fact that Foucault scholars now overlook his advocacy for sex with boys shows the great libertine failed to overturn Judaeo-Christian morality

In the wake of Trump, US conservatives must regain the moral high ground

A remarkable group of intellectuals in pre-war Vienna used philosophy to explain the scientific progess of their time — until they were halted by murder and Nazism

Daniel Johnson remembers Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, wise and generous friend, guide and mentor

Daniel Johnson recalls the colourful life of Sir Peregrine Worsthorne

Daniel Johnson says Spanish imperialism left a legacy defying simplistic analysis

Forced to flee her native Germany, Hannah Arendt is finally celebrated there in a major exhibition