Category Archives: social degradation

Britain is debased, dishonoured and debauched, and Brexit is no cure

Britain’s social model

The condition of England, Dalrymple writes, is a terrible warning to the rest of Europe. We’re not talking about Brexit but about the social devastation caused by a combination of the welfare state and a certain type of culture, by comparison with which Brexit is a trivial matter.

A British teenager, for instance, has a trio of parents:

  • the State
  • its mother
  • television & internet

Britain’s social capital

An Englishman’s street is his dining room. Britishers eat almost as much on the street as at home. And because they are antisocial, they drop the fast-food rubbish around them as cows excrete in the fields.

Dalrymple’s objection to the welfare state as practised in England is not that it is economically unsustainable — though it might be — but that it has exercised a profoundly corrupting effect on the human personality.

Britain’s social future

 

Bullshit makes you poor

Humbug impoverishes, and that is why the English psychiatrist-essayist Theodore Dalrymple, rigorous analyst of European social degradation, has no patience with the taboos and dogmas of progressismo.

Our Culture, What's Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses, newly translated into Portuguese, is discussed in an article in the São Paulo news magazine Veja

Our Culture, What’s Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses, newly translated into Portuguese, is discussed in an article in the São Paulo news magazine Veja (many thanks to Rodney Eloy)