Anthony Daniels is a contributing editor of City Journal. He was born in 1949. After qualifying as a doctor, he worked in what was then Rhodesia, followed by South Africa, before returning for three years training as a psychiatrist in London’s East End. Three and a half years in the Gilbert Islands were interspersed with some South American wandering, and then between 1984 and 1986 he worked in Tanzania. His first book, Coups and Cocaine, was followed by Fool or Physician, subtitled "the memoirs of a sceptical doctor.” Zanzibar to Timbuktu, his trek across Africa by public transport was published to great acclaim in 1988, and was a runner-up in the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. Successive books have included Good and Evil in the Garden of Art (Criterion Books).
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Features March 2024
A forgotten writer of Père Lachaise
On Enrique Gómez Carrillo.
Reflections January 2024
Propaganda & uglification
On tattoos & brutalism.
Features November 2023
Blanquette de Bard
On White People in Shakespeare edited by Arthur L. Little Jr. & The Great White Bard by Farah Karim-Cooper.
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Dec 12, 2023
Sun of childhood
On the Spanish poet & refugee Antonio Machado.
Dec 14, 2022
Frost in the sun
A review of The New Puritans: How the Religion of Social Justice Captured the Western World by Andrew Doyle.
Oct 14, 2022
On the present state of academia.