Ed Driscoll

Our Culture, What's Left Of It

Really fascinating interview with Theodore Dalrymple, to promote his new book, Our Culture, What’s Left Of It.

To place the modern culture of millions of middle and lower middle class people in America and Europe into context, compare Dalrymple’s comments with this look at day to day life in New York, circa 1939.

Update: Found via Armavirumque, Christy Davis has a similar look at England at the turn of the 20th century.

Meanwhile, here’s a flashback to a long recent post of ours, included as part of Willism.com’sCarnival of the Classiness“. It builds on Theodore Dalrymple’s trenchant comments on the evils of modern architecture, as it’s applied to public housing.