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THEODORE DALRYMPLE is a retired physician and psychiatrist. He is a contributing editor of City Journal and frequent contributor to the London Spectator, The New Criterion, and other leading magazines and newspapers. He is most recently author of Not With a Bang But a Whimper: The Politics and Culture of Decline, Romancing Opiates: Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy, In Praise of Prejudice: The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas, and Threats of Pain and Ruin.
In Admirable Evasions, Theodore Dalrymple explains why human self-understanding has not been bettered by the false promises of the different schools of psychological thought.
In The New Vichy Syndrome, Theodore Dalrymple traces Europe’s malaise back to the great conflicts of the last century and their devastating effects upon the European psyche.
Theodore Dalrymple believes that almost everything people know about opiate addiction is wrong. Most flawed of all is the notion that addicts are in touch with profound mysteries of which non-addicts are ignorant.
Today, the word prejudice has come to seem synonymous with bigotry; therefore the only way a person can establish freedom from bigotry is by claiming to have wiped his mind free from prejudice.