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.

Vile Bodies

On a High Note

The world is a dangerous place whose inhabitation always ends in death. Is it because or i...


Rekindled Fires

For a number of reasons I am fond of reading books of essays by literary journalists from ...


Sadism Begets Sadism

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said of William Shakespeare, the 400th anniversary of whose death h...


You Just Cant

The longer I live, the more humbug there is. Whether this is a real increase or merely a r...


The Panama Cabal

When the news broke that more than 11 million documents had, in effect, been stolen from t...
Tomb of Oscar Wilde, Père-Lachaise


Of Grave Concern

Whenever I am in Paris I stay near Père-Lachaise, the greatest cemetery in the world, a...

Vile Bodies

Catalog Slog

Ours is a golden age of expensive cheap trash"€”or is it cheap expensive trash? Such, at...

Vile Bodies

Blubber Blame

A recent paper in The New England Journal of Medicine describes the use of surgery to redu...

Pop Music

Not a Fan

One should not speak ill of the dead, of course, especially of the recently dead, but it d...


Regime Strange

In Pyongyang I once nearly marched past the Great Leader himself (Kim Il Sung), but the Br...


In a Word

On 30 December, 2015, the French newspaper Libération had a huge word dominating its fr...
Francois Hollande


Against the Law

Credit where credit is due: President Hollande"€”who until then had never seemed à la...

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