Here are the Blogs in the Theodore Dalrymple category.
clear
Monday, 23 October 2017
clear
blog preview image The rat is an intelligent, flexible and determined creature, that is difficult to eliminate by Theodore Dalrymple A rat’s not called a rat for nothing, and — as we are repeatedly told — we are never very far from one. Certainly not in Paris, where I sit, which has seen a great increase in ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 10/23/2017 4:46 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Saturday, 21 October 2017
clear
blog preview image An acerbic Gallic take on Hillary Clinton’s book by Theodore Dalrymple The life of Man being but three score years and ten, nothing on earth would induce me to read Hillary Clinton’s memoir of her electoral defeat, short of an assurance that I had two millennia rather than only two years to ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 10/21/2017 9:42 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Friday, 20 October 2017
clear
blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple I was recently consulted in the prison in which I work by an inmate who was the proud father of two children. I asked him whether he still saw them: continued contact with their biological offspring being something of a rarity among the imprisoned paternal community. Instead ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 10/20/2017 8:11 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Thursday, 19 October 2017
clear
blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple A friend of mine, an academic researcher in what at least 99.9 per cent of the population would find an arcane area of human knowledge, recently brought to my attention the form he was obliged to sign in order for a particular learned journal (owned by a publishing conglomerate) ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 10/19/2017 5:43 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
clear
blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple Some words in the press are used not only for purposes of shorthand but also as Pavlovian bells to get the ideological saliva running. They have only to be printed or uttered for thought to cease, and since thought is often painful and poses the danger of arriving at unwanted ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 10/17/2017 6:08 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Sunday, 15 October 2017
clear
blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple Montaigne: A Life by Philippe Desan translated by Steven Rendall and Lisa Neal Princeton, 832 pages, $39.95 When faced with a biography that could as well stop a door as fill a shelf, one’s first question is always, “Does the subject merit this exhaustive treatment?” ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 10/15/2017 4:56 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Monday, 9 October 2017
clear
blog preview image Saudi Arabia gives women license to drive. by Theodore Dalrymple I happened to be near the Saudi border, in a small country in the Gulf, when the historic announcement was made that women would henceforth be issued drivers’ licenses in Saudi Arabia. The friends with whom I had been staying, ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 10/09/2017 7:43 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Sunday, 8 October 2017
clear
blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple Some people think that life can or ought to be lived as an open book, with nothing hidden and nothing left unsaid. This is certainly not my opinion, and it was not Shakespeare’s either, and he knew a thing or two about psychology, despite never having studied it at university ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 10/08/2017 5:41 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Thursday, 5 October 2017
clear
blog preview image We’ll never find satisfying explanations for Stephen Paddock’s evil, though it is human nature to try. by Theodore Dalrymple When someone kills 59 people at random and injures more than 500 (presumably with the intent to kill them), it is only natural to ask why he did it. But what answer ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 10/05/2017 7:01 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
clear
blog preview image On learning English from the North Koreans by Theodore Dalrymple Many people were surprised when the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un, called Donald Trump a “mentally deranged dotard.” Not by his insulting tone, of course, but by his use of the word dotard, which is not exactly in current ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 10/04/2017 7:50 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Sunday, 1 October 2017
clear
blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple You would not normally expect pointed social commentary in cartoon form in the Bahraini English-language daily newspaper, but I was pleasantly surprised to find precisely such a cartoon when, on a recent visit to that small kingdom, I opened the newspaper (the Gulf Daily ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 10/01/2017 7:22 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Saturday, 30 September 2017
clear
blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of independent Ghana, was known to have said, “Seek ye first the political kingdom.” Nkrumah sought and found it, and within a few years his formerly prospering country was bankrupt, obliged to spend several decades trying to recover from ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 09/30/2017 7:58 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Thursday, 21 September 2017
clear
blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple At Nîmes station, you pay 80 centimes to go to the lavatory (it recently went up from 70 centimes). What do you get for your money? The facilities have recently been refurbished. There is now an automated entrance machine, into which you pay your fee: though the supervising ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 09/21/2017 4:51 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Thursday, 14 September 2017
clear
blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple Recently invited to Canada to give a paper at a conference, I had to apply for a travel document on-line. When it came to gender (not sex, of course), I was given a choice of three possibilities: male, female or unspecified. I was outraged. Only three? Surely, if there ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 09/14/2017 7:39 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
clear
blog preview image Those who say they feel shut out of Parisian life might be shutting themselves out. by Theodore Dalrymple Some weeks ago, an article in Le Monde, the French newspaper of record, caught my attention and has remained with me ever since. Its title was “Paris ‘inaccessible’ for the suburban young.” ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 09/12/2017 5:18 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Thursday, 7 September 2017
clear
blog preview image What paintings from Lenin’s Russia and Depression America tell us about turbulent times by Theodore Dalrymple Had it not been for the cataclysmic First World War, Vladimir Illich Ulyanov, a.k.a. Lenin, would have remained as he should have remained: an obscure, exiled scribbler of dull, intolerant, ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 09/07/2017 7:25 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Thursday, 24 August 2017
clear
blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple Recently, Amsterdam’s city council forbade the use of the locution “Ladies and Gentlemen” within its halls and precincts. This was not in the interests of strict accuracy: Many women, after all, are not ladies, and many men are not gentlemen. Rather, it was to avoid upsetting ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/24/2017 6:58 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Monday, 21 August 2017
clear
blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple Even before reading it, I knew in outline what the article in the June 8 New England Journal of Medicine would say. This could be seen from its title: “Heath Effects of Dramatic Societal Events—Ramifications of the Recent Presidential Election.” Still, I was taken aback ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/21/2017 5:15 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Wednesday, 9 August 2017
clear
blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple The rule of law is not at all the same thing as the rule of laws, or the preeminence of law in our lives; indeed, they are almost opposite, insofar as one of the objects of the rule of law is to make the legally permissible and impermissible knowable to the citizen in advance. ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/09/2017 5:06 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Monday, 31 July 2017
clear
blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple Is it better to live in false hope than in no hope at all? It depends, of course, and varies from case to case; but it is possible that the false hope of a miracle cure given to the parents of Charlie Gard, the English baby with a rare genetic disease, will embitter them ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 07/31/2017 7:07 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Saturday, 29 July 2017
clear
blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple Simone Veil, the French politician most responsible for the passage of the law to legalise medical termination of pregnancy in France, died recently at the age of 87 in what I would be tempted to call, if France were not so militantly secular a country, the odour of sanctity. ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 07/29/2017 7:30 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Monday, 10 July 2017
clear
blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple There is a strange dialectic at work in Western society, or so it seems to me, between political apathy on the one hand and political rage on the other. In the recent French elections, for example, the rate of abstentions was the highest ever seen, more than half in the ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 07/10/2017 5:32 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Sunday, 9 July 2017
clear
blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple  The demagogic statement by the Shadow Chancellor, Mr McDonnell, that the residents of Grenfell Tower were murdered by political decisions, is proof  that he is unfit for public office. It was a grossly inflammatory, as well as erroneous, thing to say; no doubt he would ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 07/09/2017 7:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Friday, 7 July 2017
clear
blog preview image by Theodore Dalrymple As Mr Bumble famously remarked, the law is an ass, the law is an idiot: especially, it seems, when the judges sit in the European Court of Justice. They have just issued a judgment that is an open invitation to fraud on a mass scale and that, if taken seriously, could bring ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 07/07/2017 2:10 PM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
Thursday, 6 July 2017
clear
blog preview image Will France and Britain compete to become the world’s greatest exporters of millionaires? by Theodore Dalrymple According to an article in the Journal du Dimanche, France is the largest exporter of millionaires in the world. Over the last decade, it has consigned 60,000 of them to other countries ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 07/06/2017 5:16 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
clear
1 2 3 4 5 Next Last


 

Subscribe

Categories

A.J. Caschetta (3) Alexander Murinson (1) Bat Ye'or (6) Brex I Teer (2) Brian of London (30) Christina McIntosh (812) Christopher DeGroot (2) Conrad Black (260) Daniel Mallock (1) David P. Gontar (7) David Solway (67) David Wemyss (1) Dexter Van Zile (73) Dr. Michael Welner (3) Emmet Scott (1) Esmerelda Weatherwax (8791) Fred Leder (1) Friedrich Hansen (7) G. Murphy Donovan (52) Gary Fouse (50) Geert Wilders (12) Geoffrey Clarfield (300) Hannah Rubenstein (3) Hugh Fitzgerald (20538) Ibn Warraq (7) Ilana Freedman (2) James Como (14) James Robbins (1) Jerry Gordon (2488) Jerry Gordon and Lt. Gen. Abakar M. Abdallah (1) Jesse Sandoval (1) John Constantine (118) John Hajjar (5) John M. Joyce (371) Jonathan Hausman (4) Joseph S. Spoerl (10) Kenneth Timmerman (25) Lorna Salzman (9) Louis Rene Beres (37) Mark Anthony Signorelli (11) Mark Durie (7) Mary Jackson (5064) Matthew Hausman (25) Michael Curtis (386) Mordechai Nisan (1) NER (2520) Nidra Poller (65) Nonie Darwish (3) Norman Berdichevsky (86) Paul Weston (5) Peter McLoughlin (1) Phyllis Chesler (1) Rebecca Bynum (7078) Richard Butrick (24) Richard Kostelanetz (16) Richard L. Benkin (21) Richard L. Cravatts (5) Richard L. Rubenstein (44) Robert Harris (78) Sam Bluefarb (1) Sha’i ben-Tekoa (1) Steve Hecht (22) Ted Belman (8) The Law (90) Theodore Dalrymple (755) Thomas J. Scheff (6) Thomas Ország-Land (3) Tom Harb (2) Walid Phares (24) z - all below inactive (7) z - Ares Demertzis (2) z - Andrew Bostom (74) z - Andy McCarthy (536) z - Artemis Gordon Glidden (881) z - DL Adams (21) z - John Derbyshire (1013) z - Marisol Seibold (26) z - Mark Butterworth (49) z- Robert Bove (1189) zz - Ali Sina (2)
clear
Site Archive