Dalrymple on TV, on Radio and in Print


Dalrymple is in the media a lot more these days for his newest book Litter and for his views on the rioters in England. He will be appearing on the CNN show “Fareed Zakaria GPS” Sunday morning at 10am Eastern U.S. Time to discuss the riots. I may be wrong, but I believe this will be the first time he has appeared on television in the United States. It looks like the show is broadcast internationally, but I’m not sure in which countries.

He recently gave a very short (and poorly-conducted) interview for ABC Radio National in Australia (Hat Tip to Tom R.). Halfway through, the interviewer asked him why he was qualified to have an opinion on the topic, to which someone less-polite could have replied, “Well, why did you invite me on the show?”

Lastly, the Yorkshire Post recently did this story on the new book.

5 thoughts on “Dalrymple on TV, on Radio and in Print

  1. JimmyGiro

    MATT PEACOCK: “What, I guess, your critics would say is that some of these young people have a right to be angry, they are in areas with high unemployment, they watch people helping themselves to extraordinary levels of wealth at a time when cutbacks are being imposed in their society?”

    What astonishes me about that question from an Australian state broadcaster, is that it could have easily come from the BBC, and probably did.

    Stick ten non-socialist commentators in a room, and you will have ten different viewpoints, which, even if there is consensus, that agreement will have its unique distinctions. However, stick ten socialist commentators in a room, and you will have identical slogans; they will argue instead about who can boast the least pretensions; assuming they can understand each other’s patois.

    Answering Matt Peacock (what a great oxymoronic name) in reverse order:

    Q1. “…cutbacks are being imposed in their society”.
    A1. Which of the multitude of societies is he referring to? See how they slip in those Marxist divisions. Cutbacks are not imposed, it is the taxing of the private sector to fund the bureaucracy, that was imposed, by violence of law.

    Q2. “…they watch people helping themselves to extraordinary levels of wealth…”
    A2. See A1 above.

    Q3 “…these young people have a right to be angry, they are in areas with high unemployment…”
    A3. The private sector would be their best hope for generating new jobs in their area, if it were not hobbled by punitive taxes to feed the biggest ‘welfare’ recipient, the civil service, and its sprawling brood of quangos. And the fact that these rioters DO receive welfare (plus crime money) whilst being unemployed, means they have not a “right” to be angry; and nobody should have the right of biting the hand that feeds them… unless it’s the hand of the cultural-Marxists that artificial generate poverty, so as to justify another quango or three in its ‘solution’.

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  2. Anono Chapino

    I’m in a situation in which I’m provoked to homicidal rage on a nearly daily basis. Yet I don’t kill. Just because one is angry doesn’t mean one has to act on it. Only in a society which has forgotten the virtue of moderation is this forgotten.

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