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This is a new section and up until a "reshuffle" in January 2013 users told a little about themselves in context in posts (often in their first posts), or above as they told how they heard of Dalrymple. Now though, if you would like to say a little more please feel free to start a thread with any title you like.

Hi there

Postby Alfred M » 12 Sep 2014, 07:21

Hello there. My name is Alfred M, and I thought I might introduce myself.

I am a young person, who is about to enter college. I live on the West Coast of the United States, and have been interested in politics since as long as I can remember. I generally like to consider myself a reasonably intelligent person, though when it comes to knowing some of the intellectual and artistic foundations of western society, I am sorely lacking (For instance, I have read little of Shakespeare, and my knowledge of Christianity is minimal.)

I am generally a right wing person, though my views on the USSR and historical Marxism differ quite a bit from most other right wing people I know, as I had relatives who came from that old left wing power (In that case, you can figure out that "Alfred" is not my real name). I have always been into some type of right wing philosophy as long as I can remember, whether it was mainstream American conservatism, the pseudo left wing "reform" conservatism, or even a soft libertarianism at one point.

I first heard about Theodore Dalrymple via Taki's magazine.Honestly, I have not read very much of Dalrymple's work, but from what I have read from his writings in City Journal, or Taki's magazine, I seem to agree with a lot of what he says.

Hopefully, other people here can point me in the right direction when it comes to reading more of Dalrymple's work.
Alfred M
 
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Re: Hi there

Postby Mike » 13 Sep 2014, 01:55

Welcome to the forum, Alfred.

TD's pieces on City Journal are certainly the place to start if you want a broad sweep of his political and social views. The earlier pieces (from the late nineties) tend to deal with his period working in a British prison hospital, while the more recent ones are in the "general comment" category.

He has written a number of superb books, too - two I can heartily recommend are the autobiographical Fool or Physician, and his travelogue of the communist world, The Wilder Shores of Marx.
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Re: Hi there

Postby Jonathan » 13 Sep 2014, 17:17

Welcome, Alfred.

I second Mike's recommendations, but I must add 'Life at the Bottom' and 'Our Culture, What's Left of it' - the former for pretty much every article it contains, and the latter for several ones at the end - 'When Islam Breaks Down' and 'The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris' in particular. Admittedly, the latter two should be available on City Journal, if you can find them.
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Re: Hi there

Postby Nathan » 13 Sep 2014, 17:39

The Skeptical Doctor too has a vast amount of TD writings available - a lot of it I probably haven't read myself!

http://www.skepticaldoctor.com/
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