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Wednesday, 18 November 2020
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple Shortly after the results of the Brexit referendum were declared and Mr. Cameron resigned as Prime Minister, the French newspaper, Le Figaro, published a little cartoon. Two French peasants are looking across the Channel towards England, and one says to the other (or words ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/18/2020 5:08 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 12 November 2020
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple Hope springs eternal in the Dow Jones Index. It is not surprising that it rose very sharply on the announcement of an effective vaccine against COVID-19 – effective, that is, in raising the share price of its manufacturers. Whether it will prove effective in the more ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/12/2020 6:51 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 11 November 2020
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple The ease with which Kujtim Fejzulai, the young North Macedonian terrorist responsible for the recent terrorist outrage in Vienna, was able to deceive psychologists, police, and other supposed experts into believing that he had abjured Moslem extremism, would have been funny, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/11/2020 7:10 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Monday, 9 November 2020
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple There is a threat of creeping totalitarianism in western societies that comes from health and climate activists. Who (except unfeeling monsters) could possibly be against the saving of human life or the preservation of the planet from future catastrophe? Often the two strands ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2020 6:25 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Tuesday, 3 November 2020
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blog preview image How Islamism burrowed almost unopposed into Europe’s fabric. by Theodore Dalrymple Terrorist attacks, like troubles, rarely come singly. They are subject to their own version of the Werther effect, so called after the hero of Goethe’s novel, who killed himself for unrequited love, the publication ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/03/2020 5:17 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Tuesday, 20 October 2020
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple Tomorrow, or the day after, I return from France to England, where I shall be in quarantine for two weeks. I shan’t mind this in the least because I have been in quarantine, or estivation, for about three months and have missed what is usually called normal life hardly at ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/20/2020 7:08 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 15 October 2020
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blog preview image And, he suggests, only fascists would question the move. by Theodore Dalrymple In France, curiously enough, anti-clericalism seems to have long outlived its enemy, clericalism. The Catholic Church has not been a political force, even a social one, for a long time. In the mouths of the enlightened, ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/15/2020 8:52 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 14 October 2020
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple There are some people whom one recognises at once as frauds or impostors, not as a deduction from their conduct or words, but from their manner or because they emanate bogusness as other people emanate menace. Among these is Tariq Ramadan, grandson of the founder of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2020 6:55 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 24 September 2020
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple I am an accumulator rather than a collector, and my library grows according to a bad Malthusian principle: I buy books geometrically and read them arithmetically, with the most obvious consequences for shelf-space. Furthermore, at my age I should be shedding possessions ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/24/2020 9:44 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 23 September 2020
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The wish is often father to the belief, never more so when our interests are in play. But even without material interests, we are often so attached to our ideas or theories that wishful thinking easily overcomes ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2020 4:51 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 20 September 2020
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blog preview image British drama students are unhappy with George Bernard Shaw’s offstage opinions. by Theodore Dalrymple Students at Britain’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art have demanded that the name of its theater be changed. At present, it is named for George Bernard Shaw, who left a portion of his royalties ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/20/2020 5:13 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Saturday, 19 September 2020
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple As I write this introduction to Brian Lee Crowley’s book, the full effects on the western world, both economic and social, of the COVID-19 epidemic have yet to be revealed, but there is already no shortage of calls for a thorough change in economic and social models. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/19/2020 7:19 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 17 September 2020
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blog preview image The annual Vanenburg meeting of the Center for European Renewal was online this year. Below is Theodore Dalrymple’s 24-minute speech from the porch of his French country house addressing the topic of human rights. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/17/2020 7:29 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 6 September 2020
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple In 1977, the French essayist, Jean-François Revel, published a tract with the title The Totalitarian Temptation. In it, he condemned the western intelligentsia’s faiblesse, which was at the same time dishonest, posturing, stupid, and evil, for Stalinist-style dictatorships. One ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2020 4:32 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 26 August 2020
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple Few people, I imagine, would deny that the political temperature, not only in the United States but elsewhere in the world, has risen of late, though few of us would admit to having been in any way responsible for this other, far more dangerous, kind of global warming. It ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/26/2020 6:57 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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