Anthony Daniels

Family commitments

15 December 2012 9:00 am

Twice in my career, in very remote places, I encountered lunatics who had been chained for many years to the…

For richer, for poorer

30 June 2012 6:00 am

It is an old-established truth, a truism in fact, that money does not buy you happiness — though, as the…

Government health warning

3 December 2011 11:00 am

Few men are prepared to die for the right of others to say what they strongly disagree with; and most…


The Brain is Wider Than the Sky by Bryan Appleyard

12 November 2011 9:00 am

With all the advances of science, we may be no nearer to understanding ourselves than before, says Anthony Daniels — but we shouldn’t dismiss the possibility outright


Prince of war

10 September 2011 12:00 am

Why shouldn’t one of Liberia’s most infamous psychopaths become its president?

The mind’s I

28 May 2011 12:00 am

The quasi-religious zeal with which certain popularising neuroscientists claim that man is no different, essentially, from the animals, and that consciousness is but an epiphenomenon, strikes me as distinctly odd.

Fear of the unseen

13 November 2010 12:00 am

There was a time when detailed case histories, including direct quotations from patients’ accounts of their own experiences, formed a significant part of the medical literature.


28 April 2010 12:00 am

Anthony Daniels opens his diary

Don’t believe in miracles

28 October 2009 12:00 am

Everyone likes to attack Western medicine, says Anthony Daniels, but we must ignore the siren song of hocus-pocus and respect rationality

Cries and whispers

23 September 2009 12:00 am

Strange Days Indeed, by Francis Wheen


Whistling in the dark

18 March 2009 12:00 am

It’s Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistleblower, by Michela Wrong

Nothing ever new out of Africa

28 May 2008 12:00 am

Anthony Daniels reviews a new book on Mugabe

Running for shelter

12 March 2008 12:00 am

Anthony Daniels looks at two books on psychiatry

No simple solutions

21 November 2007 4:17 pm

Anthony Daniels

Taking courage from the Dutch

12 September 2007 5:54 pm

Globalisation is not as new as we sometimes like to think. Within a mere five years of the publication in…

The commonsense approach

4 July 2007 4:06 pm

Medical advance has been startling in the past half-century. To give only one example, more or less at random: if…

Kicking a man when he’s down

10 May 2007 8:29 am

The desire to wage war as if it were keyhole surgery is, after a certain fashion, a laudable one. It…

Virtually a kangaroo court

1 February 2007 7:31 am

When Slobodan Milosevic died, more than four years into his trial for war crimes, newspapers around the world said that…

The case for the defence

2 November 2006 10:07 am

Hubris is followed by nemesis, and the idea that the English-speaking peoples (that is, those who speak English as their…

Seeds of wisdom and dissent

31 August 2006 10:45 am

George Orwell was deeply hostile to vegetarianism. Vegetarians were of ‘that dreary tribe of high-minded women and sandal-wearers and bearded…

Sorting out the selves

27 July 2006 7:34 am

There are few pleasures more reassuring than that of disagreement with some of the contents of a book that is…

Working into the night

25 May 2006 8:52 am

Listing page content here The influence of an intellectual is not necessarily proportional to his merit. The late Edward Said…

Reports from discomfort zones

25 February 2006 12:00 am

South African doctors have a very good reputation. The excellence of their medical training is matched by the breadth of…

Murdering for diamonds

11 February 2006 12:00 am

It was at Freetown Airport, which even before the civil war could be reached only with some difficulty, that I…

Jaw-jaw about civil war

7 January 2006 12:00 am

Bernard-Henri Lévy is possessed of a large fortune, great intelligence and film-star good looks (if now a little ageing). He…