The psychopathology of Tony Blair

Psychiatrists, writes Dalrymple,

are only human (more or less), and it is only natural for them to use their experience of humanity in general to assess important political figures in particular.

For many years Dalrymple puzzled, for example, over Tony Blair. Eventually,

it came to me in an illuminating flash: he was suffering, poor man, from delusions of honesty. He seemed to believe, all the contrary evidence notwithstanding, that he was an honest man.


whether this was out of keeping with his culture is another question.

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