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Here are the Blogs in the Theodore Dalrymple category.
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Saturday, 4 July 2015
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The relationship between personal experience and public policy is not at all straightforward, and of no aspect of public policy is this more true than that of illegal immigration. In Europe, the question is daily put before us by newspapers, magazines, blogs, radio, and television, with dramatic pictures ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/04/2015 8:50 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 1 July 2015
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The attack on a tourist beach in Tunisia, which left 38 tourists dead, had a certain logic from the Leninist as well as from the Islamist point of view. The worse the better, said Lenin: the worse being the wretchedness of the condition in which people were forced to live, the better being the revolution ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/01/2015 7:44 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 19 June 2015
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In Winchester recently I was struck once again by the aesthetic incompetence - or is it vandalism? - of the Church of England. There is hardly a beautiful church in the country whose interior it has not wrecked or is not in the process of wrecking by its pursuit of false gods. If ever a Bolshevik government ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/19/2015 5:43 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 12 June 2015
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When my attention was drawn to an article by Jeet Heer in The New Republic about a supposed connection between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the so-called trigger warnings given to students on American campuses, I happened to be reading a short book called A Cadre School Life: Six Chapters, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/12/2015 7:50 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 10 June 2015
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A friend of mine was a key prosecution witness in the trial of Victorino Chua, the nurse of Filipino origin at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport who has just been found guilty on two counts of murder and twenty-one counts of poisoning and attempted poisoning. I attended the trial for a day (not one ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/10/2015 5:25 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Monday, 8 June 2015
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Of the making of books there is no end; but seldom can there have been so appalling a spur to writing—or at least to dictating—a book as that felt by Tina Nash. She would never have sullied a page had her boyfriend Shane Jenkin not beaten and strangled her to unconsciousness and then gouged out her ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/08/2015 7:34 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 21 May 2015
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I abominate smoking and I do not grow or sell tobacco, nor do I have any shares in tobacco companies. During my medical career, I discouraged (not very successfully, I fear) all my patients from smoking, using all the usual arguments.   Nevertheless I was startled by a figure in a recent article ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2015 5:21 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Tuesday, 19 May 2015
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Perhaps this is the only true law of political economy: Memories are short and lessons are never learned. At any rate, I thought of it as soon as I saw a front page advertisement in the Irish Times, taken out by the Irish Civil Public and Services Union (CPSU). It showed a woman, using her two hands ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/19/2015 7:37 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 7 May 2015
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General elections in modern democracies bore much of the population—perhaps most of it. They even seem to many a form of slow torture by means of constant and inescapable publicity and propaganda in favor of the nonentities who stand for public office. Nevertheless, it is dangerous to despise practical ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2015 7:22 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 1 May 2015
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After I posted an article highly critical of the new Whitney Museum building in New York on City Journal’s website, a commentator kindly suggested that readers turn to a review in the Guardian by its architectural and design correspondent, Oliver Wainwright, for “a more balanced” view of the building, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/01/2015 7:26 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 23 April 2015
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On a recent visit to New York City, I had the opportunity to walk around the exterior of the new Whitney Museum, built at a cost of $442 million. It is a monument of a kind: to the vanity, egotism, and aesthetic incompetence of celebrity architects such as Renzo Piano, and to the complete loss of judgment ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/23/2015 8:03 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 19 April 2015
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According to an article in the Guardian, two 'ordinary Yorkshire lads' went on holiday to Turkey, from whence they travelled on to Syria, presumably to join ISIS. Their names were Hassan Munshi and Talha Asmal. What is ordinary in Yorkshire has evidently changed out of all recognition in my lifetime. ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/19/2015 5:01 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 10 April 2015
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Whatever else may be said about Andreas Lubitz, the pilot who deliberately crashed his Germanwings jet into the French Alps, killing himself and 149 passengers, he did not lack medical attention: he as under treatment for a good proportion of his relatively short adult life. To judge by the terrible ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/10/2015 7:29 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 29 March 2015
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‘Men,’ said Marx in his 18th Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, ‘make their own history, but they do not make just it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances already existing, given and transmitted from the past.’ This is true, despite its provenance; ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/29/2015 8:25 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Tuesday, 24 March 2015
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The founder of the independent city-state of Singapore, Lee Kwan Yew, who has just died at 91, was undoubtedly the most intelligent and capable world leader of the past half-century. This is not the same, of course, as having been universally loved: but he was intelligent enough to know that universal ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2015 7:21 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Monday, 23 March 2015
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It’s received wisdom that France does not reform except by violence. Since I heard my French brother-in-law repeat this wisdom recently, I believe that it must be true. The French government is currently involved in a life-and-death struggle to pass a law that would introduce a few minor economic ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2015 4:59 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 5 March 2015
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The greatest regret of my life is that I was born too late to be a bohemian. But by the time I was old enough to be one, respectability had almost died out, and bohemianism is parasitic on respectability for its attraction. When everyone is a bohemian, no one is. Besides, property prices had risen so ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/05/2015 6:21 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Monday, 2 March 2015
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No word is so misused as the word “cowardly.” Terrorist attacks are often said to be cowardly, when in fact the terrorists who carry them out for the worst of ends are sometimes extremely brave. They risk their lives and even intentionally lose them by their acts. At the very least they risk long and ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/02/2015 5:13 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 1 March 2015
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While there was nothing even slightly amusing about the recent attacks in Paris on the journalists of Charlie Hebdo and the customers of a kosher supermarket, there was an element of dark humor in an article that appeared in Le Monde on February 16 about Amedy Coulibaly, the young man of Malian descent ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2015 10:28 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 18 February 2015
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Twisting language is generally the easiest way to evade unpleasant truths. The Guardian, the British liberal-left newspaper, offered a good example, in the wake of the Islamist killings in Copenhagen. Under the heading SCANDINAVIANS VALUE FREE SPEECH, BUT NOW THEY NEED TO BE PRACTICAL, Andrew Brown ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2015 6:44 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 15 February 2015
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In the past, medical journals, pharmaceutical companies and researchers themselves have been criticized for publishing selectively only their positive results, that is to say, the results that they wanted to find. This is important because accentuation of the positive can easily mislead the medical ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2015 6:20 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 12 February 2015
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For those disinclined to believe in coincidence, the date of the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, January 7, and that of the publication of Michel Houellebecq’s latest novel, Soumission (Submission), in which a Muslim is elected President of France, were linked in some unspecified way, though it will ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/12/2015 5:12 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Monday, 2 February 2015
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Life is a long succession of vested interests, though we are inclined to see everyone’s but our own. The term now having mainly a negative connotation, we usually think of some interests—namely those of a pecuniary nature—as being more vested than others. A money-interest is widely thought to be more ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/02/2015 4:20 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Monday, 26 January 2015
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Medical history is instructive, if for no other reason than that it might help to moderate somewhat the medical profession’s natural inclination to arrogance, hubris and self-importance. But the medical curriculum is now too crowded to teach it to medical students and practicing doctors are too busy ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 5:37 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 23 January 2015
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Steven Emerson, the expert on terrorism, has caused a sigh of relief among the bien pensants of the Western world. By making inaccurate and false claims on Fox News, he has enabled them to pour righteous scorn on him and thereby avoid thinking about uncomfortable social realities. Emerson claimed ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/23/2015 6:39 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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