Senior Fellow | Contributing Editor, City Journal (212) 599-7000

Theodore Dalrymple

Theodore Dalrymple is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. He is a retired physician who, most recently, practiced in a British inner-city hospital and prison. Dalrymple has written a column for The Spectator (London) for many years and writes regularly for National Review. Denis Dutton, editor of Arts & Letters Daily, called Dalrymple the “Orwell of our time.”


Dalrymple is the author of An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Medicine (2001); Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass (2003); Romancing Opiates: Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy (2006); coauthor of Is Old Europe Doomed? (2006); author of Our Culture, What’s Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses (2007); In Praise of Prejudice: The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas (2007); Not With a Bang But a Whimper: The Politics and Culture of Decline (2010); The New Vichy Syndrome: Why European Intellectuals Surrender to Barbarism (2010); If Symptoms Persist (2010); Second Opinion: A Doctor’s Dispatches From The Inner City (2010); The Examined Life (2011); Litter: How Other People’s Rubbish Shapes Our Life (2011); Mr Clarke’s Modest Proposal: Supportive Evidence from Yeovil (2011); Farewell Fear (2012); Anything Goes (2012); Spoilt Rotten: The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality (2012); The Policeman and the Brothel: A Victorian Murder (2012); The Pleasure of Thinking: A Journey through the Sideways Leaps of Ideas (2012); So Little Done: The Testament of a Serial Killer (2012); The Wilder Shores of Marx: Journeys in a Vanishing World (2012); Zanzibar to Timbuktu: A Journey Across Africa (2012); Monrovia Mon Amour: A Visit to Liberia (2012); and Admirable Evasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality (2015).