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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The Blame Game

It is much easier, and more fun, to denounce bad behavior than to behave well. Denunciatio...

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Cash Out

My relatively scant hair having grown into a porcupine-type mess and having both a video p...
Beirut, Lebanon


Look to the Lebanon

There is, apparently, a saying in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the effect tha...

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On Purpose

Were it not for the fact that I have been losing things from the time I possessed anything...


Cuckoo Policies

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Artificial Art

For all of us who scribble for publication, at however low a level, all activities other t...


FIFA Fanaticism

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Sam Bankman-Fried


Hair-Brained Schemes

Thank God I don’t understand cryptocurrency, otherwise I should have lost all my money a...


Protesting Too Much

One evening a couple of weeks ago, I happened with my wife to be walking past the Queen El...

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Nursing a Grudge

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In Google’s Bad Books

Censorship veers between the sinister and the farcical. Perhaps it reached its apogee of f...


One-Way Ticket

A government of the people, in Lincoln’s phrase, has changed by degrees into a people of...

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