|A.K.A.||Daniel Benedict Johnson|
|Birth||26 August 1957|
Daniel Benedict Johnson (born 26 August 1957) is a British journalist who was the founding editor of Standpoint magazine.
After attending Langley Grammar School he graduated with a First in Modern History from Magdalen College, Oxford. Johnson was awarded a Shakespeare Scholarship to Berlin. Returning to English academia as a fellow of Queen Mary, University of London, he served as Director of Publications for the Centre for Policy Studies.
Johnson made his name as a journalist covering the fall of the Berlin Wall as German correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. He has been a leader writer for both The Times and the Telegraph, as well as literary editor and associate editor for The Times.
In 2008 he launched Standpoint magazine as founding editor. He stood down in December 2018. He was also a contributing editor to The New York Sun and a contributor to The Times Literary Supplement, The Literary Review, Prospect, Commentary, and The New Criterion, as well as The American Spectator and The Weekly Standard.
In 2018, Johnson became the founding editor of a new political opinion website, TheArticle.
He is Catholic, and is married with four children. He has asserted that Islam is not a peaceful religion.
- 1989 German Neo-Liberals and the Social Market Economy
- 1991 Thomas Mann: Death in Venice and other stories
- 2007 White King and Red Queen: How the Cold War was Fought on the Chessboard