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.
This is the good doctor’s brief speech on his personal experiences with the thorny issue of migration from last year’s Mathias Corvinus Collegium’s Summit on Migration in Budapest, Hungary.
Below is the 2017 Property and Freedom Society speech from Theodore Dalrymple given in Bodrum, Turkey on how political correctness is increasingly creeping into medical journals in Britain and the United States.
This is the 2018 Property and Freedom Society speech from the good doctor that deals with the psychology of rights, especially the mistaken belief that people have rights to tangible benefits.
In his 2019 Property and Freedom Society speech in Bodrum, Turkey, Theodore Dalrymple focuses on the evolution of the British crime novel and what that may tell us about the evolution of British society.
Dalrymple’s speech at this year’s festival, organized by the Institute of Art and Ideas in Hay-on-Wye, is a recap of the argument from his book Romancing Opiates, an argument that I’m sure can be a little eyebrow-raising at first. Dalrymple begins the speech:
It’s my contention, if you’re an average audience, at least an audience interested in this subject, that everything you think you know about heroin addiction and addiction to other opiates is false. It belongs to the realm of mythology that has been assiduously peddled down the ages so that even doctors who should know better believe the myths.
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You can find audio of Dalrymple’s speech from his recent speaking tour of Australia in a few places around the net. There is audio here, and you should also be able to find it on the Podcast app on your smartphone. He gave the same speech in each location, so there is some redundancy, but there are also audience questions on these recordings, which are of course different in each location (if you find that interesting). Enjoy!
The Centre for Independent Studies, an Australian organization that seeks to promote “individual liberty and responsibility, free enterprise, the rule of law and limited, democratic government” will host Dalrymple on a speaking tour of Australia later this month. According to their website, Dalrymple will speak in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in that order. The full schedule and details are here.