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Theodore Dalrymple

Data di nascita: 11. Ottobre 1949

Anthony Malcolm Daniels , who generally uses the pen name Theodore Dalrymple, is an English writer and retired prison doctor and psychiatrist. He worked in a number of Sub-Saharan African countries as well as in the east end of London. Before his retirement in 2005, he worked in City Hospital, Birmingham and Winson Green Prison in inner-city Birmingham, England.

Daniels is a contributing editor to City Journal, published by the Manhattan Institute, where he is the Dietrich Weismann Fellow. In addition to City Journal, his work has appeared in The British Medical Journal, The Times, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, The Spectator, The Salisbury Review, National Review, and Axess magasin. He is the author of a number of books, including Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass, Our Culture, What's Left of It, and Spoilt Rotten: The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality.

In his writing, Daniels frequently argues that the socially liberal and progressive views prevalent within Western intellectual circles minimise the responsibility of individuals for their own actions and undermine traditional mores, contributing to the formation within prosperous countries of an underclass afflicted by endemic violence, criminality, sexually transmitted diseases, welfare dependency, and drug abuse. Much of Dalrymple's writing is based on his experience of working with criminals and the mentally ill.

Daniels has been described as a pessimist. In 2010, Daniel Hannan wrote that Dalrymple's work "takes pessimism about human nature to a new level. Yet its tone is never patronising, shrill or hectoring. Once you get past the initial shock of reading about battered wives, petty crooks and junkies from a non-Left perspective, you find humanity and pathos".

In 2011, Dalrymple received the 2011 Freedom Prize from the Flemish think tank Libera!.

Frasi Theodore Dalrymple

„When every benefit received is a right, there is no place for good manners, let alone for gratitude.“

—  Theodore Dalrymple
City Journal (1998 - 2008), What is Poverty? http://www.city-journal.org/html/9_2_oh_to_be.html (Spring 1999).

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„The British are fast turning themselves into a nation of slaves, where even the slave-masters are not free.“

—  Theodore Dalrymple
The Social Affairs Unit (2006 - 2008), Obsessive gambling is now regarded as a mental illness - but, argues Theodore Dalrymple, does that not mean that the Disability Discrimination Act makes it illegal for bookies to discriminate against obsessive gamblers by banning them from their shops? http://www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk/blog/archives/001721.php (February 19, 2008).

„If we can sympathise only with the utterly blameless, then we can sympathise with no one, for all of us have contributed to our own misfortunes - it is a consequence of the human condition that we should. But it does nobody any favours to disguise from him the origins of his misfortunes, and pretend that they are all external to him in circumstances in which they are not.“

—  Theodore Dalrymple
The Social Affairs Unit (2006 - 2008), Addiction and the Ipswich Murders: Theodore Dalrymple argues that the five murdered women were driven on to the streets not by addiction itself, but by myths about addiction http://www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk/blog/archives/001306.php (December 14, 2006).

„Henceforth, virtue was not the exercise of discipline, self-control or benevolence for the sake of others, but the expression of the right opinions of the moment.“

—  Theodore Dalrymple
The Social Affairs Unit (2006 - 2008), Good people have become a defeated class in Blair's Britain, argues Theodore Dalrymple http://www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk/blog/archives/001464.php (March 29, 2007).

„It is hard to oppose an ideology with a tradition.“

—  Theodore Dalrymple
City Journal (1998 - 2008), A Confusion of Tongues http://www.city-journal.org/2008/18_2_otbie-immigrant_assimilation.html (Spring 2008).

„It is curious how an age of public self-revelation, and of the use of psychological jargon, should also be an age when self-examination is rarely practised.“

—  Theodore Dalrymple
The Social Affairs Unit (2006 - 2008), Psychiatric drug promotion and the politics of neoliberalism: The British Journal of Psychiatry is wrong to blame neoliberalism for the over-prescription of antidepressants http://www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk/blog/archives/000941.php (May 24, 2006).

„In a corporate state, all attempts to reduce bureaucracy increase it.“

—  Theodore Dalrymple
The Social Affairs Unit (2006 - 2008), Theodore Dalrymple finds a cure for the German malady of low blood pressure: read The Guardian's job advertisements http://www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk/blog/archives/001381.php (February 5, 2007).

„Blanket compassion will shift the distribution decisively towards the manipulative end of the spectrum, and may paradoxically decrease the compassion with which the genuinely despairing are treated: for they are apt to get lost in the great mass of pseudo-distress and manipulation, and often their conduct draws less attention precisely because it is less attention-seeking.“

—  Theodore Dalrymple
The Social Affairs Unit (2006 - 2008), Theodore Dalrymple on Terence Rattigan, Suicide and Prison - or how incontinent compassion has become a Keynesian stimulus to the economy of the caring profession http://www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk/blog/archives/001768.php (April 18, 2008).

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