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Theodore Dalrymple
Theodore Dalrymple is a retired prison doctor and psychiatrist. A highly popular journalist, he writes for The Times, The British Medical Journal,The Observer, Daily Telegraph, Spectator, The Salisbury Review and is contributing editor to the City Journal where he is Dietrich Weismann Fellow. His books include, ‘Life at the Bottom’, ‘Our Culture’, What’s Left of It’ ‘Spoilt Rotten: The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality’ ‘The World view that Makes the Underclass’. ‘Dalrymple’s work,’ writes Daniel Hannnan, ‘takes pessimism about human nature to a new level….once you get past the initial shock of reading about battered wives, petty crooks and junkies from a non-Left perspective, you find humanity and pathos.

Theodore Dalrymple; Stigmatising Stigma

10th October 2012 2

Some words, printed in red in the Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal, caught my attention: Being at the receiving end of charity can be stigmatising… And, as everyone knows or by now has […]

Will Prince William lose his Bottle?

10th October 2012 0

For French newspapers Britain means either riots or royalty, that is to say bad news or soap opera; and I was intrigued the other day to see in Le Figaro an article about Prince William’s […]

Architectural Thuggery

17th September 2012 0

If anyone doubted the complete destruction of British bourgeois civilisation, he could not find more convincing evidence of it than by travelling from Calais to Folkestone on the Eurostar. The vast majority of people taking […]

Erewhon

10th September 2012 0

In Samuel Butler’s satire, Erewhon, crime was illness and illness was criminal. In at least one small respect we have taken the book as a model and put it into practice. While in our hospitals […]

Bureaucratic looting continues in the NHS

10th July 2012 0

The Times of 29 January led with a story about National Health Service managers who received large redundancy payments and then found employment in the service immediately afterwards. The article was at pains to point […]

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