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.

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Football Fancies

Sometimes I think of football (soccer), though I have no interest in it. This is because i...

Deep Thoughts

Life’s a Boar

On Christmas Day I sat by the fire in my house in France and read a charming little book, ...


Pick Your Pronoun

Most of the time that I have spent informing myself about the world we live in, with only ...

PC World

Odd Jobs

When I read that the United Arab Emirate’s Minister of Tolerance had been accused of sex...


Bar Talk

Everyone knows what to do about the COVID epidemic—except, of course, those who happen t...


Pandemics Past

During my recent period of quarantine in England, I was surrounded in my study by piles of...


The Two Eisgrubers

It is difficult enough for people to say what they mean, but it is even more difficult, at...

All About Me

Guilt Complex

The selfie is perhaps the defining cultural artifact of our time. Me and the Mona Lisa, Me...
The Luxembourg Gardens, Felix Vallotton

Looking Back

Life BC

Now that academics have abandoned BC (Before Christ) for BCE (Before the Common Era), thou...

Deep Thoughts

A Tangled Web

Between a hollyhock and a lavender in my garden is suspended a spider’s web. There is a ...

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