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.



Eyesores Galore

Compared with the slum dwellers of São Paulo who erect their own shacks in a day or two, ...

Vile Bodies

Poor Tourists

Interviewed recently about COVID-19, a subject on which I am now, like only 1,500,000,000 ...
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Paper Chase

Someone—having reached the age of forgetfulness, I forget who—said to me a few weeks a...

All About Me

Off the Rails

I have long thought that if it were not for complaint, we should have very little to talk ...

Vile Bodies

In a Fashion

Is changing one’s mind a sign of strength or of weakness? It depends on the circumstance...


On Whose Authority

These days one doesn’t know—if one ever did—what to believe. We are told, for exampl...


Fight or Flight

When nothing is too absurd to be false, it is scarcely any wonder that fake news flourishe...


Angry Times

Arriving in Paris on one of the few trains still running in the middle of the strike by pu...

All About Me

Uneasy Virtue

We do not live in a golden age of the four cardinal virtues; perhaps there never was such ...

Vile Bodies

Snake Charm

A woman in Indiana was recently found asphyxiated to death by a snake—a reticulated pyth...

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