Dr. Anthony Daniels, also known by his pen name Theodore Dalrymple, visited Budapest in late October 2022 to deliver a keynote address at the Youth Research institute’s conference Values Under Siege, examining the state of societal values in contemporary European societies. After his talk, Ferenc Sullivan sat down with Dr. Daniels for a podcast to discussed his views on the subject based on his experience as both a medical doctor and a man of letters. During the conversation, he also spoke about his recollections of his first visit to Hungary in 1970.
Dr. Daniels is a British author, columnist, cultural critic and retired prison psychiatrist who is currently Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As a physician, his work took him over the years to a variety of exotic countries (including Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa and Kiribati), as well as prisons across the United Kingdom. His first article was published in The Spectator in 1983. Since then, his contributions have appeared in a number of high-ranking newspapers and journals, such as The Times, New Statesman, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, National Review and The Wall Street Journal. Dr. Daniels is also the author of several literary works.