An interview with Theodore Dalrymple

September 21, 2006

Many people don’t, but I have a lot of time for British commentator Theodore Dalrymple. He seems to have the knack of putting his finger right on it. Recently he was interviewed by Paul Belien of The Brussels Journal, and the conversation is well worth a read.

He discusses, among other things, the implicit dignity of work (what is he, an old-fashioned socialist?), the relative cultural malaise of Britain, Europe and the United States, and the social pathology occasioned by a loss of identification with an entity or concept that is larger than the individual’s necessarily minute ego.


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