A profound alloy
● A classic of Western literature, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess,
● A classic of Western cinema, Stanley Kubrick's rendering into a daring movie of that bold novel, and
● Arguably our most acute observer of today's culture and morals, "Theodore Dalrymple" (a nom de plume).
The result is a brilliant, insightful, and horrifying essay just like this one. The interesting item: I do not know whether Dalrymple wrote the essay to honor Anthony Burgess, the novel, or the movie. Is it an anniversary of any one of the three? It must be, because Dalrymple never fully closes the circle from Burgess' insights and "genius" to today's seeming, teeming loss of morality.
Or does he...?
-- David M Gordon / The Deipnosophist