Pugnacious and savage,eloquent and unpredictable,Paul Johnson sets out to entertain and to inform and to shake the complacency of his readers.These essaysselected from the best of his weekly pieces in The Spectator over the last five years,range widely.
Paul Johnson was born in 1928. He edited the New Statesman in the 1960s and has written over forty books. His Modern Times, a history of the world from the 1920s to the 1990s, has been translated into more than fifteen languages. As well as a weekly column in the Spectator, he contributes to newspapers all over the world.