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|Desc||Office of the Secretary - Secretary Elaine Chao Meets Author Paul Johnson on Trip to London|
journalist, historian and speechwriter from England (1928–2023)
Paul Johnson is ...
|Born||2 November 1928 in Manchester|
|Died||12 January 2023 in London|
|Age||94 years, 2 months|
|Sex or gender||male|
|Country of citizenship||United Kingdom|
|Birth name||Paul Bede Johnson|
|Child||Luke Johnson and Daniel Johnson|
|Occupation||journalist, speechwriter, historian, editor, writer, opinion journalist and author|
|Awards||Presidential Medal of Freedom, Commander of the Order of the British Empire and Francis Boyer Award|
|Educated at||Magdalen College and Stonyhurst College|
|Field of work||journalism, opinion journalism, history and literary activity|
About Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson: The Life and Legacy of a Prolific Writer
Paul Johnson was a British journalist, historian, and speechwriter who left an indelible mark on the world of literature and politics. Born on November 2, 1928, in Manchester, England, Johnson began his career as a journalist at the age of 16, working for local newspapers before moving on to national publications such as The New Statesman and The Spectator.
Over the course of his career, Johnson wrote more than 40 books on a wide range of topics, including politics, history, and religion. His works were known for their clarity, insight, and provocative opinions, and he was widely regarded as one of the most influential conservative thinkers of his time.
In addition to his writing, Johnson was also a prominent figure in British politics, serving as a speechwriter for several high-profile politicians, including Margaret Thatcher. He was a vocal advocate for conservative values and was known for his sharp wit and biting commentary.
Despite his many accomplishments, Johnson was not without controversy. He was criticized for his views on race and immigration, and his support for the apartheid regime in South Africa drew widespread condemnation.
Despite these controversies, Johnson remained a respected and influential figure in British intellectual circles until his death in 2023 at the age of 94. His legacy lives on through his many books and articles, which continue to inspire and challenge readers around the world.
- "Paul Johnson, British Writer and Historian, Dies at 94." The New York Times, 11 December 2023.
- "Paul Johnson: The Conservative Who Changed Britain." BBC News, 11 December 2023.
- "Paul Johnson, 1928-2023: A Tribute." The Spectator, 12 December 2023.
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