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Theodore Dalrymple

Theodore Dalrymple, a physician, is a contributing editor of City Journal and the Dietrich Weismann Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. His new book is Second Opinion: A Doctor's Notes from the Inner City.
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The Cellular Telephone and its Discontents

Friday, November 11th, 2011 - by Theodore Dalrymple

A new study claims that cell phones don't cause tumors. Which doesn't mean that they don't cause other forms of harm.

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E.Coli in Organic Food Leads to 50 Dead in Germany

Monday, November 7th, 2011 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Perhaps health-food and vitamin supplements should be labelled, “Warning: Over-Concern for Your Health May Be Damaging to Your Health.”

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The New Paganism of Biodiversity

Friday, October 28th, 2011 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Dispatches from the Society for the Protection of the Malaria Spirochete.

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Asleep at the Scalpel

Friday, January 7th, 2011 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Is it better to have a tired doctor, or no doctor at all?

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Can Congress Make You Buy Broccoli?

Friday, December 31st, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Can Congress force you to eat certain foods? To buy health insurance? So much for the 1970s mantra of "My body, my choice."

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Are Opioids the New Religion of the Masses?

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Could it be that one of the largest causes of chronic pain among 35- to 54-year-old Americans is access to opioid drugs?

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I’m from the UN and I’m Here to Help

Friday, December 17th, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Beware of internationalists trying to do good: how the UN inadvertently supplied Haiti with cholera.

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The Gulf Oil Spill Meets the Newspeak Dictionary

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

No crisis should ever be allowed to slip by without calls for greater public expenditure of doubtful worth, and the Gulf oil spill crisis is no exception to this golden rule of bureaucratic opportunism.

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Health Care in Hell

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

A recent article in The Lancet is titled "North Korea’s health system in disarray" — but that implies that it was ever actually in array in the first place.

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Kennewick Man Redux?

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

At the intersection of archeology, medicine, history, identity politics, and political correctness: Havasupai Indians pocket $700k suing Arizona State U.

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The Guardian Extracts Its Pound of Flesh

Monday, June 7th, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

To blame the banks for the economic crisis rather than the stereotypical Jewish money-lenders of days gone by seems so much more acceptable, but the structure of the thought is all too similar.

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Langue de Bois: The Newspeak Dictionary Goes Gallic

Monday, May 24th, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Announcing the Brezhnev Prize for the most obfuscating European politician ever.

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Reawakening Germany’s Nationalism: What Could Go Wrong?

Monday, May 17th, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

If for some inexplicable reason you wanted to reawaken German nationalism, how would you go about it? Theodore Dalrymple suggests a three-part strategy. And good news: current events have already set the ball rolling...

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A Modest Proposal: the Inverse-Burqa Law

Monday, May 10th, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

A simple plan to improve England's distaff aesthetics, and provide multicultural even-handedness? It's in the bag.

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Mission Creep Causes Amnesty International to Lose Focus

Monday, May 3rd, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Charities have bureaucratic imperatives to grow, and they do so by moral imperialism. Amnesty is no exception.

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Springtime for Shakespeare

Monday, April 19th, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

A new book on the controversy over whether or not Shakespeare was a nom de plume for another playwright gets lost in the deep thickets, when it veers into which side of the political spectrum the Nazis were on.

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Very Few Innocents in Housing Market Collapse

Monday, April 12th, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Helpless victims, or irresponsible home buyers? Greedy banks, or forced by the government to make sub-prime loans?

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Censorship by Language Reform

Monday, April 5th, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

If the word "Mankind" is objectionable because of its masculinity, "Humankind" is no better.

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Sophisticated Incompetence Is Britain’s New National Characteristic

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

What else explains the high level of ideological support among the intelligentsia for massive deficits?

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Our Contemporary Sanctimony Puts the Victorians to Shame

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Is it only in sexual matters that a man can be a hypocrite?

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Save the Planet by Outlawing Lampshades

Friday, February 5th, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

We can cut down on energy use and promote egalitarianism at the same time.

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Lessons in Health Care from the Edinburgh Zoo

Friday, January 29th, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

Those confined to cages enjoy longer, healthier lives.

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A Modest Proposal for Curing Back Pain

Sunday, January 24th, 2010 - by Theodore Dalrymple

The answer was obvious all along: forgive people's debts through LOBAPAREDEFOR.

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