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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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