Theodore Dalrymple

Theodore Dalrymple's latest book is Embargo and other stories (Mirabeau Press)   

An intellectual tries — and fails — to find deep philosophical justifications for the modern wave of tattooing

This tired cliché recently came to mind in a British hospital

Is the Navy really open to all?

Acronyms are one of the means by which bureaucracies hide or obfuscate what they do

The line between dishonesty and stupidity can be difficult to spot

Who, exactly, is being corrected by an execution?

On a phrase used by people with brains of tinsel

By means of proper framing, graphs can lie like a parliamentary candidate

Am I really part of the EasyJet community?

Does the printer really “experience” anything?