Theodore Dalrymple

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Theodore Dalrymple is an author and retired doctor who has written for many publications round the world, including the Spectator (London), the Wall Street Journal (New York) and The Australian (Sydney). He is contributing editor of the City Journal of New York, and his latest book is Admirable Evasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality, Encounter Books.


Middle East

The Folly of Liberal Imperialism

The Folly of Liberal Imperialism

February 09, 2014

When, half an eternity ago, I was a small boy who collected stamps, I was very

Crime and Punishment

Unjust Crimes and Unjust Executions

Unjust Crimes and Unjust Executions

February 02, 2014

Apart from pulp novels, airport bookshops often have an eccentric selection of

Cultural Caviar

Museum of the Living Dead

Museum of the Living Dead

January 26, 2014

It took me two attempts to visit the Musée de l’histoire vivante—the

Zeitgeist

Triumph of the Mediocre

Triumph of the Mediocre

January 19, 2014

Hillary Clinton, so we are told, kept a spreadsheet devoted to her enemies,

Zeitgeist

Euthanasia Without Discrimination

Euthanasia Without Discrimination

January 12, 2014

The temper of the times is often revealed by small details in newspapers, and

Economy

The Street Keynesians

The Street Keynesians

January 05, 2014

According to a poll carried out by the Figaro newspaper, only 17% of the French

Cultural Caviar

Speaking Bureaucratically

Speaking Bureaucratically

December 29, 2013

My late friend, the distinguished economist Peter Bauer, used to say that the

South of the Border

Man’s Eternal Struggle for Self-Importance

Man’s Eternal Struggle for Self-Importance

December 22, 2013

Chile is one of many faraway countries of which I know nothing, but I was

Looking Back

South Africa’s Dubious Liberation

South Africa’s Dubious Liberation

December 15, 2013

The unctuous pseudo-grief in the West after Nelson Mandela’s death at the

Cultural Caviar

Notes of a Bibliomaniac

Notes of a Bibliomaniac

December 08, 2013

I think I suffer from the only behavioral disorder that does not appear in the

Heart of Darkness

A Maoist Madeleine Moment

A Maoist Madeleine Moment

December 01, 2013

I suppose everyone has his madeleine moment—that experience, sensory or

Zeitgeist

Some to Misery Are Born

Some to Misery Are Born

November 24, 2013

Every night and every morn Some to misery are born, Every morn and every

Sex & Money

None Dare Call it Prostitution

None Dare Call it Prostitution

November 16, 2013

Reading recently a monograph about the lives of heroin addicts in preparation

Public Nuisances

I Have Seen the Future, and it Is Idiocy

I Have Seen the Future, and it Is Idiocy

November 10, 2013

Yesterday morning, as I was sitting in the flat on Paris that I have rented for

Idiocracy

Television Is an Evil

Television Is an Evil

November 03, 2013

Most people read to confirm their prejudices rather than to learn something new

Deep Thoughts

The Folly of Resentment

The Folly of Resentment

October 27, 2013

There is one group of people whom it is morally permissible to hate, and of

Cultural Caviar

The Sketch Pad Near the Deathbed

The Sketch Pad Near the Deathbed

October 19, 2013

Whenever I listen to Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, I hear not just a song

Modern Weapons

Protecting Everyone From Themselves

Protecting Everyone From Themselves

October 16, 2013

Of recent years I have noticed something rather peculiar about hotels. Nowadays

Moolah

Net Worthlessness

Net Worthlessness

October 06, 2013

For about three years I have subscribed to two free Internet sites that offer

For the Children

UNICEF’s Chemical Weapon

UNICEF’s Chemical Weapon

September 22, 2013

“Save the world by all means, but please do so in private.”

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