Theodore Dalrymple delivered an excellent speech at last week’s National Conservative UK conference held in London. It is great to see our favorite doctor looking healthy and dapper as he opines with his usual wit and erudition on modern architecture, British policing (or lack thereof), the loss of British pride, the country’s steadily deteriorating public education system, and much more.
Our favorite doctor returns to Ralston College with a talk on H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, which is followed by an interesting discussion with the affable Stephen Blackwood.
Theodore Dalrymple has completed his first online course ever for Ralston College on Samuel Johnson’s only novel Rasselas. There is an option to gain free, but limited access to the course, as well as purchasing the course for a one-time payment of $49. A class with our skeptical doctor as the professor. What could be better?
In this six-week course, Dalrymple will facilitate an encounter with Samuel Johnson, a towering figure of English literature. The course contains the full text and an original audiobook production of The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, which depicts its hero’s “choice of life.”
The novel will show you that human life, far from being perfect—or even perfectible—inevitably contains a large measure of dissatisfaction. Johnson teaches us that the best way forward is not to ignore this fact and embrace the false hope of utopianism, but rather to accept that life involves many trade-offs. The art of life, for Johnson, is largely about making such compromises.
Our favorite doctor delivers a fascinating speech to his growing fan base in Brazil on psychology and literature. Tudo bem.
Thank you to our reader Ian E. for bringing this to our attention. Cheers, Ian.
Due to the Chinese coronavirus, the annual Vanenburg meeting of the Center for European Renewal was online this year. The title of this year’s meeting was ‘The Promise and Perils of Human Rights.’ Below is Theodore Dalrymple’s 24-minute speech from the porch of his French country house addressing the topic of human rights.
This is a 10-minute excerpt of Theodore Dalrymple’s talk on one of his favorite topics given on May 25th for Institute of Arts and Ideas. The full half-hour version is available to subscribers on the IAI website.
This is a 2017 Theodore Dalrymple speech given at the Sao Paulo Museum of Art on one of his favorite topics.
In this 40-minute speech given in Bournemouth, England, the good doctor focuses on the growing threat to freedom of expression in the West primarily stemming from the increasingly intolerant, left-liberal political correctness, and, to a lesser extent, from the ever-sensitive Muslim population.
This is Theodore Dalrymple’s talk at the Danube Institute in Budapest, Hungary from March 2018 in honor of the late Peter Bauer, the noted Hungarian-born British development economist who was made a life peer by Margaret Thatcher.