Theodore Dalrymple

Theodore Dalrymple

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 writes a monthly column in New English Review and is contributing editor of the City Journal of New York. His latest book is Admirable Evasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality, Encounter Books.


Tech Overload

Auto Focus

If I were a Marxist, I might be tempted to say that the obligatory switch to electric cars...
Ernesto Che Guevara

Creep

Keny’s Road to Eden

In times past, people used to preen themselves on being good Christians, but now they pree...

Deep Thoughts

Poison Pen

A few years ago, I had the bright idea of writing a book about arsenic in the 19th century...

Deep Thoughts

Gone Viral

An old friend of mine who once ran a small publishing house told me that a swastika on the...

Deep Thoughts

Grave Expression

Of late, I have taken a walk almost every day in the cemetery of Père Lachaise, which is ...
Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles

Zeitgeist

Claims to Fame

I have tried all my life to understand my fellow humans but have failed. If I understood t...
Amsterdam, 2021

Contagion

Pandemic Pluses

When the restaurants in our little town reopened after several months of forced closure, I...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Vile Bodies

Impolite Politics

There is a gesture that I have detested ever since an Albanian policeman made it in my dir...
Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee

Lit Crit

Easy to Put Down

Patricia MacCormack is a professor of continental philosophy at Anglia Ruskin University i...

All About Me

Meghan’s Misery

Mrs. Clinton, who knows a thing or two about phoniness, praised Meghan Markle’s decision...

All About Me

Crying Shame

It is difficult to tell the difference these days between what is the serious and the spoo...

All About Me

Rash Thinking

In a recent article, I mentioned the death of my friend, M…… D……, when I was 16 an...
Derbyshire, England

Looking Back

Gone Too Soon

It is 55 years since my friend, M.….. D……, died. I was 16, he was a few months older...

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