Anthony Daniels (known to readers as Theodore Dalrymple) joins Brian Anderson to discuss Daniels’s quarter-century of writing for City Journal and his new book, False Positive: A Year of Error, Omission, and Political Correctness in The New England Journal of Medicine.

“Theodore Dalrymple” first appeared in the pages of City Journal in 1994 with an aptly titled essay,The Knife Went In,” which recounted conversations he had had with violent felons during his time as a physician in a British inner-city hospital and prison. Since then, Daniels has written nearly 500 articles for City Journal. Selections of his essays have been compiled in the books Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass (2001) and Our Culture, What’s Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses (2005).

Daniels’s latest book, False Positive, brings a critical eye to one of the most important general medical journals in the world: The New England Journal of Medicine. Daniels exposes errors of reasoning and omissions apparently undetected by the Journal’s editors and shows how its pages have become mind-numbingly politically correct, with highly debatable arguments allowed to pass as if self-evidently true.

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  1. colleenb Member

    Thank you for the interview.

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    • June 26, 2019, at 9:12 AM PDT
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  2. Ralphie Member

    Life at the Bottom is one of my favorite books.

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    • June 26, 2019, at 11:25 AM PDT
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  3. Taras Coolidge

    Theodore Dalrymple’s frequent essays and articles make City Journal’s free daily newsletter a must have.

     

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    • June 27, 2019, at 12:31 PM PDT
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