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Childhood’s End

Britain, land of bleak houses and low expectations.

Jun 2008
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Sympathy Deformed

Misguided compassion hurts the poor.
Mar 2010
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A Confusion of Tongues

Why Britain struggles to assimilate immigrants.
Mar 2008
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The Galbraith Revival

The aristocratic economist’s big-government ideas are back in vogue.
Dec 2010
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The Vandals in Retreat

Britain rediscovers its architectural heritage.
Sep 2010
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In Defence of David Southall

Theodore Dalrymple examines the evidence against two much-vilified British paediatricians, Professors Southall and Meadow, and finds it sadly lacking.
Sep 2008
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Europe Is a Riot

The collapse of the economy may presage violence across the continent.

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Murder Most Academic

A British Ph.D. candidate puts “homicide studies” into practice.
Mar 2011
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Out of Africa

When the sun set on the British Empire, chaos overtook the former colonies.
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The Welsh Chekhov

The unjustly neglected Rhys Davies wrote about human frailty with compassion.
Jan 2011
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Planet Obama

Global euphoria is better than the disrepute of the Bush years, but so far our new president’s appeal is entirely symbolic.
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Suicide of the West

Will America follow Europe into anomie and atheism?
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It’s This Bad

Returning briefly to England from France for a speaking engagement, I bought three of the major dailies to catch up on the latest developments in my native land. The impression they gave was of a country in the grip of a thoroughgoing moral frivolity. In a strange inversion of proper priorities, important matters are taken lightly and trivial ones taken seriously.
Mar 2006
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The Persistence of Ideology

Grand ideas still drive history.
Dec 2009
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It’s All Your Fault

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Modernity’s Uninvited Guest

Civilization makes progress, but evil persists.
Jun 2010
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Moral Panic Is the Right Reaction: We Are Afraid of Our Young

True grief is often swamped by the mawkishness of strangers.

Aug 2007
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In Chile, the Lessons of Isolation

The performance of the miners shows that humans are not wolves, set to descend upon each other.