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.


Cultural Caviar

King Juan Carlos of Spain

Euthanasia Without Discrimination

Jan 12 2014

The temper of the times is often revealed by small details in newspapers, and that is why (I tell myself) I still read them, though

Commerce

The Street Keynesians

Jan 05 2014

According to a poll carried out by the Figaro newspaper, only 17% of the French believe that 2014 will be a good year, but in

Uncategorized

Speaking Bureaucratically

Dec 29 2013

My late friend, the distinguished economist Peter Bauer, used to say that the only true unemployment in the modern world was among satirists, for the

Politics

Michelle Bachelet

Man’s Eternal Struggle for Self-Importance

Dec 22 2013

Chile is one of many faraway countries of which I know nothing, but I was intrigued to read in the French press of its recent

Looking Back

South Africa’s Dubious Liberation

Dec 15 2013

The unctuous pseudo-grief in the West after Nelson Mandela's death at the good age of 95 was to me nauseating in the extreme; it was

Uncategorized

Notes of a Bibliomaniac

Dec 08 2013

I think I suffer from the only behavioral disorder that does not appear in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association. This

Heart of Darkness

A Maoist Madeleine Moment

Dec 01 2013

I suppose everyone has his madeleine moment"€”that experience, sensory or otherwise, that awakens in him a long train of memories. Actually, the longer one lives

Politics

Park Hill Estate, Sheffield, England

Some to Misery Are Born

Nov 24 2013

Every night and every morn Some to misery are born, Every morn and every night Some are born to sweet delight. The first couplet of

Commerce

None Dare Call it Prostitution

Nov 16 2013

Reading recently a monograph about the lives of heroin addicts in preparation for an article about addiction I had been commissioned to write, I came

Cultural Caviar

I Have Seen the Future, and it Is Idiocy

Nov 10 2013

Yesterday morning, as I was sitting in the flat on Paris that I have rented for a time quietly finishing my latest book, Murderers I

Cultural Caviar

Television Is an Evil

Nov 03 2013

Most people read to confirm their prejudices rather than to learn something new or change their minds. Moreover, they recall what confirms their opinions much

Commerce

The Folly of Resentment

Oct 27 2013

There is one group of people whom it is morally permissible to hate, and of whom in these times of speech codes it is allowed

Uncategorized

Edith Schiele, 1918

The Sketch Pad Near the Deathbed

Oct 19 2013

Whenever I listen to Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, I hear not just a song cycle of unsurpassed melancholy or even despair, but the

Commerce

Protecting Everyone From Themselves

Oct 16 2013

Of recent years I have noticed something rather peculiar about hotels. Nowadays they treat their guests as if they were all potential suicides: that is

Commerce

Net Worthlessness

Oct 06 2013

For about three years I have subscribed to two free Internet sites that offer investment advice. In a moment of madness or lack of self-knowledge,

Cultural Caviar

UNICEF’s Chemical Weapon

Sep 22 2013

Yesterday I was on a flight on an airline that claimed to be deeply anxious to preserve the environment, though not quite anxious enough, obviously,