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.


Sense on the Dollar

Error, says the psychologist James Reason in his book devoted to this theme, is a large su...

Deep Thoughts

Epic Proportions

A friend of mine is kind enough to send me little signs of the times that he finds scatter...


No News Is Bad News

The Russian writer V.G. Korolenko (a kind of sub-Chekhov) once wrote that Man is made for ...

Deep Thoughts

Over Sharing

I wish I loved the Human Race; I wish I loved its silly face; I wish I liked the way it ta...

Deep Thoughts

Good Grief

It is not often that the title of an article in the Guardian newspaper makes me ...

All About Me

Waste of Ink

There are no sheep more ovine than those who get themselves tattooed in order to individua...

PC World

The Loud Minority

In the preface to the second edition of Brave New World, Aldous Huxley said that anyone wh...

Lit Crit

A Simpler Life

The only written words of mine that have ever had a practical effect on the world appeared...

Deep Thoughts

Loving Life

For the last few nights, before I go to sleep and when I wake up, I have watched the flies...


Learned Stupidity

As I write this, Germany is closing down its nuclear power stations, and I am reminded of ...

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 ...

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