Litter Bugged By Steve on May 16, 2010 | Filed in Essays | 2 comments so far School children playing on a littered playground while wearing knee pads: What could it mean? Read the new Dalrymple piece in Standpoint Magazine Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditEmailPrint Related
Remarkable piece, both in its brevity and in its insight. I remember in one of his books, Dalrymple quotes from the journal of the Marquis de Custine, praising him for being able to learn about a society even from the walls of its buildings.
At the time I got the impression that Dalrymple very much admired the Marquis’ skill, and sought to emulate it. Pieces like this make me think that he has more than equalled him.
There’s another article of his on pajamas media: