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.

Deep Thoughts

The Tender Age

What is it to grow old, asked Matthew Arnold as the first line of his poem “Growing Old,...

Bravery Hurts

Exit Strategy

Most people can imagine circumstances in which they would rather die than continue to live...


Beneath the Surface

On two successive days, I traveled on the London Underground and the Paris Métro. One con...
The Taj Mahal, Agra


The New Black Gold

Recently I spent a couple of days in Dubai-on-Thames, formerly known as London. The south ...
Trinity Centre


The End of an Error

Obituary notices are not usually a source of great fun. If one should not speak ill of the...


Empty Frames

When I was still practicing as a doctor I believed, always mistakenly, that I had now hear...

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


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


Claims to Fame

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


Pandemic Pluses

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

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