Dalrymple makes the following aside in this piece in Taki’s Magazine about seeing art films in Paris:
The case for parliamentary democracy lies in the alternance in power, not in the wisdom of crowds or their choices. It is better that those in power should not get their feet under the table for too long, even if the people who will replace them at the table are no better than they. If it is argued, as it often is these days, that they are all the same, these competitors for power in Western democracies, and there is therefore nothing to choose between them, it is still well to remember that a cartel is preferable to a monopoly.
An amusing read. Given his contempt for television (and popular culture in general) I’ve always been curious as to what sort of films Dr D is interested in and, more interestingly still, the ones he enjoys.