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.


Vile Bodies

The Butt of the Joke

May 27, 2017

You know you are getting old when even the judges look young; but another sign

Zeitgeist

The Soviet Way

The Soviet Way

May 20, 2017

In the literal sense, the West triumphed in the Cold War. Nevertheless, a kind

Zeitgeist

Once More With Feelings

Once More With Feelings

May 13, 2017

The sentencing of the governor of Jakarta to two years’ imprisonment for

Trash

The Deal of the Art

The Deal of the Art

May 06, 2017

Like most governments these days, the Irish government is a patron of the arts.

Vile Bodies

Dress to Regress

Dress to Regress

April 29, 2017

What I really hate about Facebook is Mark Zuckerberg’s T-shirts. Of course,

Deep Thoughts

Psychobabble On

Psychobabble On

April 22, 2017

One of Britain’s royal princes has revealed to tens of millions of his

Issue of the Century

Immigration Follies

Immigration Follies

April 15, 2017

An item in a supposedly serious newspaper caught my attention recently. It

Deep Thoughts

Look Around

Look Around

April 08, 2017

A few years ago my wife and I planted some cherry trees on our land in France,

Cultural Caviar

Pity the Poor Politicians

Pity the Poor Politicians

April 01, 2017

The contempt in which we hold most of our politicians, while largely justified,

Cultural Caviar

Worms Have Rights Too

Worms Have Rights Too

March 25, 2017

The real winners of the recent Dutch elections were the animals—or at least

Cultural Caviar

A Pardon for M. Fillon

A Pardon for M. Fillon

March 18, 2017

These are wonderful times for conspiracy theorists. Not a sparrow falls but M.

PC World

Two Forms of Mass Hysteria

Two Forms of Mass Hysteria

March 11, 2017

The mode of transmission of the disease kuru was established by the American

Semantics

Taking Out the Rubbish

Taking Out the Rubbish

March 04, 2017

Foolishness springs eternal. And this is just as well for us journalists,

#RESISTANCE

Have We Lost Our Temperance?

Have We Lost Our Temperance?

February 25, 2017

In one of the Platonic dialogues, the Charmides, the subject is the nature of

Kids Today

Feeding Your Inner Caligula

Feeding Your Inner Caligula

February 17, 2017

Self-love used to be a vice, but nowadays it is the nearest thing to a virtue,

Zeitgeist

The Decline of Advocacy

The Decline of Advocacy

February 11, 2017

My days of appearing in court as an expert witness in murder trials are over,

Cultural Caviar

Oh, the Hupersonity!

Oh, the Hupersonity!

February 04, 2017

The British Medical Association, of which I am an undistinguished member,

For the Children

Humble Pie in Short Supply

Humble Pie in Short Supply

January 28, 2017

On 30 March, 1933, the great German recorder of daily life under the Third

The Take

The Wealth Gap

The Wealth Gap

January 21, 2017

The claim by Oxfam, the charity that so loves the poor that it is safe to

Cultural Caviar

Taxicab Confessions

Taxicab Confessions

January 14, 2017

The question of intellectual and moral authority is an important one,

Vile Bodies

Beneath Paris

Beneath Paris

January 07, 2017

The French, I think, must be world champions in the production of books

How-To

Better Left Unsaid

Better Left Unsaid

December 31, 2016

Future historians, if there are any, will look on our epoch as one of bad

All About Me

Barely Scratching the Surface

Barely Scratching the Surface

December 24, 2016

For the past three months or so I have suffered from, or at least experienced,

Deep Thoughts

Articles of Faith

Articles of Faith

December 17, 2016

We should all like to know why some people become terrorists, other than for

Cultural Caviar

Advise and Dissent

Advise and Dissent

December 10, 2016

Exhortation is almost as futile as it is inevitable, at least if measured by

Cultural Caviar

Who’s Your Favorite Dictator?

Who’s Your Favorite Dictator?

December 03, 2016

Just as everyone has his favorite crime, so everyone has his favorite dictator.

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