If addiction is a disease, and nothing else, then the addict is a slave of his biochemistry.
I support the abolition of the death penalty, but its demise seems highly correlated with a weakening of crime and punishment in the UK.
What is “They deserve our solidarity,” uttered without any indication of what such solidarity actually entails, if not an empty, sentimental slogan?
In matters of hypocrisy and inequality, distinctions remain important.
The United Nations was born with Original Virtue, and certainly with Original Legal Immunity, which is the nearest we come to innocence these days.
As for who is responsible for this scourge, there’s plenty of blame to go around, not excluding those who have become addicted to opioids.
Houellebecq's Sérotonine skewers our shallowness as a society—it serves as an abattoir for sacred cows.
Our knowledge of the human brain is limited, but neuroscientist Suzanne O’Sullivan’s observation of her patients yields astute insights.
Professor Piketty has the equivalent in politics of stone-deafness in music.
We should have sympathy for those harmed by the products they use, but tort law all too often has a corrupting effect on society.
“The events” served to fix in the popular mind the romantic notion that adolescence is the high point of any human existence.
Mrs. May pins her hope of remaining in office on not offending anyone too deeply, but with Brexit, this is impossible.
If Trump is to be disqualified from the presidency, it should be on the basis of moral rather than amateurish psychological grounds.
Why would nationalist or separatist movements be pro-EU? It seems strange, given that the EU would destroy or replace national sovereignty.
Equality of opportunity is not a cry of the people; it is the perpetual alibi of a bureaucracy.
Theodore Dalrymple is a retired prison doctor and psychiatrist, contributing editor of City Journal, and Dietrich Weissman Fellow of the Manhattan Institute. His most recent book is Embargo and other stories (Mirabeau Press, 2020).