At my time of life, and in my circumstances, I ought to be calm and unruffled
It is a sign of the times, I suppose, that there are crimes of which I approve
Not hell, but drunkenness, is other people.
This week Theodore Dalrymple begins a new column — on globalisation, moronic technology and modernity in general.
Britain has changed dramatically — and for the worst
Theodore Dalrymple, who lives in France, says that the presidential frontrunner faces an awesome range of problems — unsettlingly similar to those that will confront the Prime Minister unlucky enough succeed Gordon Brown
In a society in which multicultural pieties have for so long replaced genuine thought, it is hardly surprising that very…
I don’t much care for Napoleon, but I’ve always had a sneaking sympathy for Napoleon III
I am not sure how far Schopenhauer is suitable reading for a doctor.
‘That Shakespeare,’ a German friend of mine once said to me, ‘knew a thing or two.’
Everyone knows the story of James Lind - except they don't
In a few years no one will be left who understands the value of the implicit.
Though I say it myself, who perhaps should not, doctors make very good writers. They are usually down to earth,…
What a human catastrophe is the doctrine of human rights!
Sometimes I feel like a doctor in Chekhov
Why do people insist on leading such terrible lives?
I went to prison last week to see a man about an arson
There’s only one thing worse than slavery, and that’s freedom
Ignorance, illusion, wilful blindness and wishful thinking have ever been the guiding principles of British government
I see the lower depths wherever I go
Is there anything more sacred than human life?
He is best who empathises most
The difficult business of forgiveness
Compared with the doctors in a hospital like mine, Sisyphus had it easy
What is the purpose of life?