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Paul Johnson
by | Dec 22, 2011

The best exhibition held in London in 2011 was at the Dulwich Picture Gallery and featured the works of Norman Rockwell. The show was also at the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport, Rhode Island, but for those who…

by | Nov 4, 2010

Tony Blair is the great mystery man of British politics. “Is,” not “was”: for we have not heard the last of him yet. Outwardly smiling, open, frank, and uncomplicated, he is inwardly complex and unfathomable. His recently published memoir, A Journey,…

by | Jul 14, 2009

Painting the human face and form, the most difficult and precious of the fine arts, reached its maturity in 15th-century Florence and 16th-century Venice. Thereafter it was elaborated and varied by a succession of great masters for 300 years, until…

by | Mar 1, 2008

The connection between political liberty and the individual ownership of property is one of the great certitudes of human society. It is carved in granite, at least in the English language, where the words “freedom” and “freehold” come from the…

by | Aug 27, 2007

This review appears in the July/August 2007 issue of The American Spectator. To subscribe to our monthly print edition, click here. Counterpoints: Twenty-Five Years of The New Criterion on Culture and the Arts Edited by Roger Kimball and Hilton Kramer…

by | Dec 12, 2006

The Fire: The Bombing of Germany 1940-1945 by Jorg Friedrich, translated by Allison Brown (Columbia University Press, 552 pages, $34.95) Firestorm: Allied Airpower and the Destruction of Dresden by Marshall De Bruhl (Random House, 368 pages, $25.95) Sixty years after…

by | May 5, 2006

This review appeared in the April 2006 issue of The American Spectator. To subscribe, click here.

by | Dec 21, 2005

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