Washington, D.C. - December 15, 2006 -- Paul Johnson receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom  from United States President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Friday, December 15, 2006.  The medal is the nation's highest civil award.  It may be awarded "to any person who has made an especially meritorious contribution to (1) the security or national interests of the United States, or, (2) world peace, or (3) cultural or other significant public or private endeavors".  A brilliant historian and journalist, Paul Johnson’s powerful writings have captivated and educated people around the world.  From histories of Judaism and Christianity, to the defining events, ideas, and personalities of the 20th Century, to the story of the American people, he has eloquently chronicled the forces that have shaped our world.  A citizen of the United Kingdom, he holds America in special regard, calling the creation of our Nation “the greatest of all human adventures.”  The United States honors Paul Johnson for his landmark contributions to sharing the lessons of the past so that they may inform the present and shape the future.<br />
Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP
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Washington, D.C. - December 15, 2006 -- Paul Johnson receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from United States President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Friday, December 15, 2006. The medal is the nation's highest civil award. It may be awarded "to any person who has made an especially meritorious contribution to (1) the security or national interests of the United States, or, (2) world peace, or (3) cultural or other significant public or private endeavors". A brilliant historian and journalist, Paul Johnson’s powerful writings have captivated and educated people around the world. From histories of Judaism and Christianity, to the defining events, ideas, and personalities of the 20th Century, to the story of the American people, he has eloquently chronicled the forces that have shaped our world. A citizen of the United Kingdom, he holds America in special regard, calling the creation of our Nation “the greatest of all human adventures.” The United States honors Paul Johnson for his landmark contributions to sharing the lessons of the past so that they may inform the present and shape the future.
Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP

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Date: 15 Dec 2006
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