Here are the Blogs in the Theodore Dalrymple category.
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Thursday, 19 April 2018
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple Sir Roger Scruton is a man of such intellect and polymathic erudition that he is always worth attending to whatever he chooses to write. He is also a man of courage. With one or two others (but very few) he kept alive a tradition of intelligent conservatism in an era when ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/19/2018 5:04 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 6 April 2018
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blog preview image Leftist anti-Semitism is inseparable from leftist economic doctrine. by Theodore Dalrymple Britain’s next prime minister might well be an anti-Semite. No one can say for certain whether Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-Semitism is a sincerely held prejudice or merely a matter of electoral ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/06/2018 8:13 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 28 March 2018
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple You have to be of a certain age to remember how important the Domino Theory was to American foreign policy in the 1950s and 60s. This was the theory according to which all the countries of Southeast Asia (and beyond) would fall to communism if one of them did so. It was ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/28/2018 7:03 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 23 March 2018
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blog preview image South Africa changes its constitution to permit expropriation of white-owned land without compensation. by Theodore Dalrymple When the South African parliament passed a motion, by 241 votes to 83, to change the nation’s constitution to allow white-owned land to be expropriated without compensation, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2018 7:36 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 21 March 2018
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple One of the characteristics of modern polities, is seems to me, is how often in them tails seem to wag dogs. In part this may be because we can grasp and sympathise with the sufferings of a relatively reduced number of people, whom it is easy to sentimentalise. Surely, we ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/21/2018 7:20 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 15 March 2018
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple It is very wrong, morally, to take pleasure in the misfortunes of others, but I cannot disguise from myself the intense pleasure, amounting almost to joy, with which I learned of the public exposure of the wrongdoings of Oxfam in Haiti, Chad, and elsewhere. Its workers, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2018 8:48 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 11 March 2018
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple As far as anyone is able to tell, the British Prime Minister, Mrs. May, has only one clear policy: to remain Prime Minister. To be sure, every politician aims to stay in office as long as possible. Politics is an exacting and demanding trade, now more than ever, whose ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2018 9:11 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Saturday, 10 March 2018
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple One of the most beautiful towns in England, Lewes is relatively unspoiled by the twentieth-century British architectural incompetence that has proved so destructive of urban grace, spreading the most hideous ugliness almost everywhere as a kind of metonym for social equality. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2018 5:45 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 9 March 2018
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple The tradition of all dead generations, wrote Karl Marx in his The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living; and this is certainly how history is often taught or used these days, at least in the academy, as if the past were ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/09/2018 5:24 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 8 March 2018
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple Several of my American friends and acquaintances voted for Donald Trump, though none would praise his character. To the contrary, they would describe him as vain and vulgar, crude, crass and coarse, untruthful and ill-informed, self-regarding and self-promoting, dishonorable ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/08/2018 5:03 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 7 March 2018
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple I am so used to lamentation – my own, that is – that I know that I am sometimes inclined to overlook how much better certain things have become of late years. We notice deterioration; we take improvement for granted the moment they have occurred. Among the things that ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/07/2018 7:16 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Saturday, 17 February 2018
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blog preview image President Macron faces major questions regarding French secularism. by Theodore Dalrymple Asked once whether he believed in God, French president Emmanuel Macron replied, “That’s a real question, a complex question. I undoubtedly believe in a transcendence. I am not sure any more that I believe ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2018 7:32 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 15 February 2018
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blog preview image Parole is unfair and unworkable. Let’s abolish it by Theodore Dalrymple The furore over the parole granted to John Worboys, the rapist taxi driver, misses the point entirely — that the system of parole is disgraceful in theory and irredeemably unworkable in practice. The only thing that it ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2018 9:34 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 24 January 2018
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blog preview image A British government body addressing loneliness epitomizes bureaucratic overreach. by Theodore Dalrymple In the general Confession that begins the Anglican Church’s morning service are the following words: “We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/24/2018 6:48 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Monday, 22 January 2018
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blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple Nothing is so foolish that some philosopher has not said it, and no idea has been so discredited that it has not continued to be touted. Intellectuals are particularly unsusceptible to refutation by experience, because they much prefer complex rationalisations to the patently ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/22/2018 7:05 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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