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Malthusian Whiplash as Overpopulation Fears Ebb

Today we are worrying about population decline in many countries — and diabetes has supplanted starvation as a scourge.

Thomas Malthus, author of the 1798 work 'An Essay on the Principle of Population.'

Thomas Malthus, author of the 1798 work 'An Essay on the Principle of Population.' Via Wikimedia Commons

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THEODORE DALRYMPLE

Mr. Dalrymple, born in 1949, is a retired doctor who spent many years working in prison. He has written many books, the latest being 'Ramses: A Memoir' and 'The Wheelchair and Other Stories.' He lives between Britain and France.

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