Theodore Dalrymple

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

Theodore Dalrymple says the connection between expenditure and result is extremely tenuous

The thirst for power that hides behind diversity

Why bother with accuracy when you can get away with approximation?

Dealing with your bank online makes the Labyrinth seem like a Roman Road

Being killed by a brutal policeman does not change a man’s life from bad to good

The London demonstrators want to feel good without having to behave well

Everyday lies with Theodore Dalrymple

Macron’s former minister of ecology has written a manifesto which make the cliches in Hallmark greetings cards sound profound. The question is, why did Le Monde publish them?

The NHS is immune to criticism because its deficiencies are seen as departures from its essential goodness

Taking statistics out of context is a dangerous games, says Theodore Dalrymple