Travails with a wheelie bag in Peterborough
And in Britain, there is little civilisation left to stop you
Put in an international perspective, British youth looks even nastier
This fine spa town is now materially and spiritually impoverished
Why are children’s graves now littered with toys?
Vulgarity is now the ruling characteristic of England
Crooks who are in prison are not burgling your house, says Theodore Dalrymple. They themselves understand that perfectly clearly: it is only sentimental mugs who don’t
We should always try to see ourselves as others see us, but not when the others are French.
On Kindness, by Adam Phillips and Barbara Taylor
Theodore Dalrymple is outraged by the mollycoddling of drug addicts coming off heroin and the notion that their predicament is a matter of human rights
Reading an account by the historian John Waller of the Dancing Plague in Alsace in 1518 recently, I could not help but notice the interesting but perhaps incomplete parallels with our own time.
Scratch the surface and there is always tragedy, mixed, of course, with wickedness.
The other day, the 9.56 bus to the nearest train station was late and the people at the stop — of whom I was by far the youngest — began to grumble a little. Then, looming out of the mist, appeared the driver.
My one regret at having retired from the National Health Service is that I no longer receive official circulars.
Theodore Dalrymple examines the evidence against two much-vilified British paediatricians, Professors Southall and Meadow, and finds it sadly lacking