British historian and prolific author
Paul Johnson

Paul Bede Johnson CBE (born 2 November 1928) is an English journalist, popular historian, speechwriter and author. While associated with the political left in his early career, he is now a conservative popular historian.


Capitalism and the Intellectuals [PDF], by Robert Nisbet, Regulation, Dec 1977
Review of Paul Johnson's The Enemies of Society
"This is the mystery explored by Paul Johnson in his important new book, The Enemies of Society (Atheneum, 1977). Mr. Johnson, a journalist and former editor of the influential English weekly, The New Statesman, is the author of several historical works, including his recent and widely praised A History of Christianity. In his current book, the 'Society' of the title is Western society-more specifically, the liberal democratic, middle class, capitalist society which from the first has had such trouble defending itself against its 'Enemies.' Just who those 'Enemies' are I shall come to later on. They do Mr. Johnson honor."
Paul Johnson - Hero of the Day, The Daily Objectivist, 2000


Historian Paul Johnson on American Liberty, The Freeman, Jun 1996
"A model of freedom is tremendously important. ... Although Hong Kong is tiny, its phenomenal success has had an electrifying impact throughout Asia. People could ... see for themselves how well free markets work. New Zealand has swept away its welfare state—taxes, subsidies, everything—and embraced American-style individualism."

Books Authored

A History of Christianity, 1976
A History of the American People, 1997
Contents: Colonial America, 1580-1750 - Revolutionary America, 1750-1815 - Democratic, 1815-1850 - Civil War, 1850-1870 - Industrial, 1870-1912 - Melting-Pot, 1912-1929 - Superpower America, 1929-1960 - Problem-Solving, Problem-Creating America, 1960-1997
Related Topic: United States
A History of the Jews, 1987
Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties, 1983
Napoleon, May 2002
Related Topic: France
The Renaissance: A Short History, 2000

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