Historian Paul Johnson on Why President Bush Must be Reelected

October 17, 2004

In this article the brilliant and prolific British historian Paul Johnson, author of such famous works as Modern Times, Intellectuals, and my favorite “Enemies of Society,” concisely sets out the gravity of the current world scene and the necessity of President Bush’s reelection this year. Paul Johnson is one of the greatest thinkers around today. This piece was sent to me by two good and trusted friends with heavy doses of political savvy. This is an important read. Here’s the first paragraph:

The great issue in the 2004 election—it seems to me as an Englishman—is, How seriously does the United States take its role as a world leader, and how far will it make sacrifices, and risk unpopularity, to discharge this duty with success and honor? In short, this is an election of the greatest significance, for Americans and all the rest of us. It will redefine what kind of a country the United States is, and how far the rest of the world can rely upon her to preserve the general safety and protect our civilization.