Theodore Dalrymple

Descending and condescending

2 October 2004 12:00 am

When asked to name a British prime minister other than the present one or Mrs Thatcher, my young adult patients…

The lies of the land

1 May 2004 12:00 am

Forget Dame Shirley Porter, says Theodore Dalrymple. If it’s real scandal you are after, consider the millions wasted as a result of public service corruption

Pioneer in a peculiar science

31 January 2004 12:00 am

The first distinguished person I ever met told me that he preferred funerals to weddings. ‘Weddings,’ he said, ‘are so…

Escape from barbarity

3 January 2004 12:00 am

Theodore Dalrymple says he is turning his back on the ugliness and emptiness of Britain and moving to France, which for all its faults he considers a more civilised country than his own

Reasons to be cheerful

13 December 2003 12:00 am

Theodore Dalrymple on the joy of seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary — in gooseberries, for example, even in human beings

Nasty, brutish and on credit

20 September 2003 12:00 am

Theodore Dalrymple has discovered Britain's spiritual centre, and finds it ugly, aimless and noisy

Sick, thick and dangerous

23 August 2003 12:00 am

Inner-city doctors need police protection from thugs demanding prescriptions, says Theodore Dalrymple

Bum rap for Jamaicans

9 August 2003 12:00 am

Theodore Dalrymple says that young Jamaicans have been corrupted by victimhood and the musico-industrial complex

Black-eyed monster

26 July 2003 12:00 am

Theodore Dalrymple observes an increase in sexual jealousy and the violence that follows

Killing time

3 May 2003 12:00 am

The suicide rate in our jails has doubled since 1983. Theodore Dalrymple suggests that 'caring' attitudes are making matters worse

Through whiggish spectacles

2 November 2002 12:00 am

The distillation of a vast quantity of historical material into a tolerably readable concentrate is a considerable skill, the historian’s…