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The Real Nature of Religion
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As Far As The Eye Can See
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Threats of Pain and Ruin
by Theodore Dalrymple
The Oil Cringe of the West: The Collected Essays and Reviews of J.B. Kelly Vol. 2
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Sir Walter Scott's Crusades and Other Fantasies
by Ibn Warraq
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edited by S.B. Kelly
The Literary Culture of France
by J. E. G. Dixon
Hamlet Made Simple and Other Essays
by David P. Gontar
Farewell Fear
by Theodore Dalrymple
The Eagle and The Bible: Lessons in Liberty from Holy Writ
by Kenneth Hanson
The West Speaks
interviews by Jerry Gordon
Mohammed and Charlemagne Revisited: The History of a Controversy
Emmet Scott
Why the West is Best: A Muslim Apostate's Defense of Liberal Democracy
Ibn Warraq
Anything Goes
by Theodore Dalrymple
Karimi Hotel
De Nidra Poller
The Left is Seldom Right
by Norman Berdichevsky
Allah is Dead: Why Islam is Not a Religion
by Rebecca Bynum
Virgins? What Virgins?: And Other Essays
by Ibn Warraq
An Introduction to Danish Culture
by Norman Berdichevsky
The New Vichy Syndrome:
by Theodore Dalrymple
Jihad and Genocide
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Spanish Vignettes: An Offbeat Look Into Spain's Culture, Society & History
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Here are the Blogs in the Theodore Dalrymple category.
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Sunday, 22 December 2013
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One would hesitate, for the most obvious of reasons, to dispute astrophysics with a Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist, but the case is quite otherwise with a Nobel prize-winning economist. This at the very least suggests a difference in the intellectual difficulty, rigor, or foundation of the two sciences. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/22/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Saturday, 21 December 2013
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The late Neil Postman wrote a brilliant book about the deleterious cultural effects of television called Amusing Ourselves to Death. The author maintained that television was an intrinsically trivialising medium, that it made shallow whatever it touched, dissolving utterly the distinction between ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 20 December 2013
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IT ISN'T often that any government, let alone a British government, takes a far-sighted decision. David Cameron's decision that Britain will spend twice as much on research into dementia from 2015 is therefore especially welcome. If only all the Prime Minister's decisions were as good. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 19 December 2013
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Celebrities do not interest me, in part because I often do not know who they are. Not having had a television for forty years, and having survived quite happily without one, people apparently world famous are to me completely unknown, either by sight or sound; while those figures whom I consider important ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 18 December 2013
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There is nothing quite as difficult to predict as the future. In my lifetime I have already lived through an “inevitable” ice age that never materialized and “inevitable” mass starvation (through overpopulation) that also never happened. When I was in Central America I remember ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Tuesday, 17 December 2013
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Some years ago a medical paper was published that caused a run on Brazil nuts throughout the western world. For a time they disappeared entirely from supermarket shelves; for Brazil nuts contain a high level of selenium and the medical paper had suggested that the high rate of heart attacks in a certain ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Monday, 16 December 2013
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Allen Frances, the psychiatrist who edited the fourth edition (1994) of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(commonly known as the DSM-IV), once tried to insinuate a new diagnosis—masochistic personality disorder—into ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 11 December 2013
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Only 2% of Stamp Collectors are Women. There used to be an advertisement that claimed that a certain brand of beer could reach parts of the world that other beers could not reach. I also once read of a certain traveller's ambition, which was to reach somewhere where no Nescafé had ever been ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/11/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Tuesday, 10 December 2013
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There is a tiny theatre in the little town in which I live and its programme offers a depressing insight into the taste of the English provincial public, and which supports my contention that we are about to enter the first era in history of the ageing adolescent. The next three productions at the theatre ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/10/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 8 December 2013
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Some of the residents of Hyde, the town in Cheshire, England, where the late Dr. Harold Shipman practiced family medicine, used to say, “He’s a good doctor, but you don’t live long.” Indeed not: it is now believed that Dr. Shipman, over a period lasting a quarter of a century, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/08/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 6 December 2013
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It is not difficult both to dislike and to criticize consumerism. It is often as vacuous as it is unattractive. Last week, for example, my wife took me to something called an ‘outlet village,’ an expanse of shops built in faux Eighteenth Century style that sold designer products ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Monday, 2 December 2013
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When I was a very young doctor I had an enormously fat patient – in those days it was rare to be so fat – who was admitted to the hospital for a long time to try to get her to lose weight more or less by starving her. I still remember her semi-liquid form flowing over the sides of the bed. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/02/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 1 December 2013
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No one would contradict me, I suspect, if I were to assert that human beings are not always wholly consistent. Indeed, those who are much more consistent than average are apt to excite our fear or condemnation rather than our admiration. To be faithful to a bad principle is worse than having no principle ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 27 November 2013
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A small item in a recent edition of the British Medical Journal unintentionally revealed the state of modern England. When MP's asked the Chief Executive of NHS England, Sir David Nicholson, how many managers had been made redundant and then rehired as a result of the latest reorganisation of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/27/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 24 November 2013
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Sometimes I feel a little sorry for people in high public office. First they are photographed everywhere they go, then the picture editors choose the photos that show them at their worst. Mrs Clinton, for example, is always shown is if she were playing Lady Macbeth. Of course, there is an explanation ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/24/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 22 November 2013
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Among the medical fictional detectives is Dr Eustace Hailey of Harley Street, specialist in nervous diseases. He was introduced to the world by his creator, Dr Robert McNair Wilson, under the pseudonym Anthony Wynne, in 1925, who subsequently wrote twenty-six novels and many short stories in which Dr ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/22/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 20 November 2013
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It has long been my opinion that all notions of human equality, other than that of formal equality before the law, are destructive of human intelligence and sensibility. My opinion was confirmed recently when I read an editorial in the Lancet, one of the two most important general medical journals in ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/20/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Tuesday, 19 November 2013
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Not every painter reputed great pleases me, and among those who do not is Jacob Jordaens (1593 - 1678). There is an exhibition of his work on at the moment the Petit Palais in Paris, and as I left I heard a French woman sigh as she, too, left, 'That's enough for me.' My sentiments exactly. Jordaens ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/19/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Monday, 18 November 2013
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Not long after I suggested satirically that money might be the cure for the terrible disease of burglary, experiments were performed to bribe drug addicts into remaining abstinent. I had suggested that money was a genuine pharmacological treatment of burglary because there would be a dose-response relationship ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/18/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 17 November 2013
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Members of our political class believe in elections as peasants believe in saintly relics, though with rather less reason. Perhaps they cannot believe that a method that brought them to the top of the national pile, to fame and fortune, is not of universal human application, nor is it the solution to ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/17/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Saturday, 16 November 2013
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  From afar, the defeat of the Republicans in Congress on the matter of the debt ceiling seemed fore-ordained and the inevitable consequence of political ineptitude on an almost heroic scale. Perhaps (and this is the best that might be said) they were staking their future claim to be able ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/16/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 14 November 2013
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One of the reasons I preferred Mr Brown to Mr Blair was that he never tried to make himself known by a diminutive of his first name. Admittedly Gordon does not lend itself to a diminutive as easily as Anthony, but I am sure that with the aid of the queen of the sciences - public relations - he could ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Saturday, 9 November 2013
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Public transport is the great theatre of the world, which is why I always take it (whenever I can) in preference to that frightful contraption, my motor car. You learn so much on public transport; in a car you just lose your temper. This morning at the bus stop, for example, there was an elderly man ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 8 November 2013
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Nothing I ever wrote provoked quite as many hostile responses as my suggestion in an article in Belgium that rock music of all kinds was a terrible environmental pollutant and ought to be strictly controlled, like car exhaust or industrial effluent. I also suggested that its agitating effect upon youth ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/08/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 7 November 2013
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At last I have irrefutable evidence of successful racial integration in Britain. My wife, who is French but speaks better English than 99 per cent of natives, though with an accent, was on a train ride recently when a black man, middle class, began to speak on his mobile phone. Like all businessmen ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2013 12:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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