The fatal sleep

The weekly Theodore Dalrymple essay at the British Medical Journal is now available online. It analyzes how the writer Philip Toynbee’s concern for the prospect of nuclear annihilation justified (at least in his own mind) his fascination with euthanasia. The moral? “How easily an abstract concern slides into the potential for cruelty. Or is it the other way round?”

$4 purchase required or $82 for one-year unlimited access to the entire website. His essays older than one year are free. See his BMJ links on the left of this page.

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