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Theodore Dalrymple

Theodore Dalrymple

Dietrich Weismann Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Theodore Dalrymple is a retired prison doctor and psychiatrist, who most recently practiced in a British inner city hospital and prison.  He is the Dietrich Weismann Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and a contributor to the London Spectator, The New Criterion, and other leading magazines and newspapers. In 2011, Dalrymple received the Freedom Prize from the Flemish think tank Libera!.

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Dalrymple is outraged by the mollycoddling of drug addicts coming off heroin and the notion that their predicament is a matter of human rights.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The extreme intellectual elegance of the proposal to legalize the distribution and consumption of drugs, touted as the solution to so many problems at once (AIDS, crime, overcrowding in the prisons, and even the attractiveness of drugs to foolish young people) should give rise to skepticism.

Saturday, March 1, 1997

Dalrymple sparked a heated controversy with his book Romancing Opiates: Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy. His argument that the official doctrine concerning drug addiction is mistaken and self-serving provoked criticism from various quarters--FrontPage invited Dalrymple to face some of his critics in this symposium.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Heroin doesn't hook people; rather, people hook heroin. It is quite untrue that withdr

Thursday, May 25, 2006
Monday, October 1, 2007