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Saints and Sinners

I try never to miss Paul Johnson’s weekly column in the English Spectator. The man, now elderly (as he himself sometimes points out) remains a fantastic fountain of words, as he has been for half a century. He was a loud and leading left-wing journalist and then an equally leading and loud right-wing journalist. He has written a shelf-full of substantial histories; now in “retirement” he has become a painter of more than amateur standing, and writes his column for the Spectator, which is called “And Another Thing”. He discusses almost any subject at all, lively with detail from his…

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