A 21st-century Johnson

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Frank_johnson_1 "He was not only a believer in individualism, he went to the extreme length of being an individual..."  I don't know how many American readers are familiar with Frank Johnson's name, but he was one of the wittiest and most unpredictable political journalists of our times. Born into a lowly East End family, he rose and rose into the Westminster stratosphere. He died last week, aged only 63. John O'Sullivan has written the perfect eulogy.