By Theodore Dalrymple
New English Review Press
August 22, 2011
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Sparklingly funny, unflinchingly realistic, and profoundly wise, these brilliant meditations on our postmodern predicament by the Montaigne of our age impart urbane pleasure and enlightenment on every page.
— Myron Magnet, author of The Dream and the Nightmare: the Sixties’ Legacy to the Underclass
Theodore Dalrymple is an extraordinary essayist–mordantly funny, profound, and immensely learned. In this new book, all of his considerable talents are on display as he explores the nature of evil, the dark legacy of totalitarianism, the insidious spread of politically correct ways of thinking in free societies, and many other topics. A perfect introduction to Dalrymple’s thought.
— Brian Anderson, editor of City Journal
Another brilliant collection from our age’s answer to Dr. Johnson and George Orwell. A feast of wit, insight, admonition, and plain old common sense.
— Roger Kimball, author of The Rape of the Masters: How Political Correctness Sabotages Art