Back in the 1960s, when Paul Johnson was editor of the London New
Statesman, I was a devoted reader of that journal. (It is now sadly
declined.) I recall that in one of his weekly diaries he passed an
observation to the effect that there were only two things he was sure of:
one, that money is the root of all evil, and two, that the only cure for
unhappiness is hard work. I should like to ask Mr. Johnson whether, in the
subsequent 37 years, he has revised his opinion on either of these points.