Contributors – The Centre for Independent Studies

Theodore Dalrymple


Featured Publication

  • Society is Broken 20 June 2016 | OP146
    With experience as a prison doctor and psychiatrist, Theodore Dalrymple decries the impact of the welfare state and a culture of dependence in society. A phrase such as ‘a broken society’ should not be made to bear more meaning than…...
    With experience as a prison doctor and psychiatrist, Theodore Dalrymple decries the impact of the welfare state and a culture of dependence in society. A phrase such as ‘a broken society’ should not be made to bear more meaning than…
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Media & Commentary

  • Denial of religious motive does not alter delusional foundation 02 September 2016 | Ideas@TheCentre
    When Smail Ayad, a French citizen of North African descent fatally stabbed Mia Ayliffe-Chung — and Tom Jackson who died later — to the now-familiar Muslim refrain Allahu akbar (God is great), it was interesting to see how quick the…
    When Smail Ayad, a French citizen of North African descent fatally stabbed Mia Ayliffe-Chung — and Tom Jackson who died later — to the now-familiar Muslim refrain Allahu akbar (God is great), it was interesting to see how quick the…
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  • Skin in the game 13 May 2016 | Ideas@TheCentre
    Everyone likes a good play on words and one of the best I’ve come across recently was on the side of a van parked outside my temporary home in Sydney: Renude. Renude is an enterprise that offers to remove tattoos…
    Everyone likes a good play on words and one of the best I’ve come across recently was on the side of a van parked outside my temporary home in Sydney: Renude. Renude is an enterprise that offers to remove tattoos…
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  • It all makes work 29 April 2016 | Ideas@TheCentre
    The Victorian State government has announced it will spend $500 million more on the reduction of family violence over the next two years. This is really quite a modest sum, working out at only $1,101,321.59 per recommendation of the Royal…
    The Victorian State government has announced it will spend $500 million more on the reduction of family violence over the next two years. This is really quite a modest sum, working out at only $1,101,321.59 per recommendation of the Royal…
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  • Humbugging our way to damnation 22 April 2016 | Ideas@TheCentre
    Prominent billboard advertisements for a large and important Australasian bank perfectly illustrate and exemplify the besetting sin of contemporary intellectual and political life: humbug. The advertisements suggest that the bank is working for the creation of a more equal world,…
    Prominent billboard advertisements for a large and important Australasian bank perfectly illustrate and exemplify the besetting sin of contemporary intellectual and political life: humbug. The advertisements suggest that the bank is working for the creation of a more equal world,…
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  • Oxfam opacity raises suspicions 15 April 2016 | Ideas@TheCentre
    I happened the other day to hear a senior Oxfam Australia official speaking on the radio about the Panama Papers. I thought it worthwhile subsequently to look up Oxfam’s annual accounts, which seemed to me in the event to be…
    I happened the other day to hear a senior Oxfam Australia official speaking on the radio about the Panama Papers. I thought it worthwhile subsequently to look up Oxfam’s annual accounts, which seemed to me in the event to be…
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Publications