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I just finished reading Theodore Dalrymple's brilliant look at underclass British life, "Life at the Bottom."
As a left-leaner, I bought this book with great skepticism, but after finishing it, I must say that I agreed with many of Dalrymple's points.
Mr. Darymple describes the tradgedy of the underclass in Britain and how its mores are seeping into the middle class.
I enjoyed the insight of this distinguished writer, but found his essays tiresome and misanthropic.Published 1 day ago by Jazmarc
Mostly anecdotal but makes some good points. Very readable writing stylePublished 4 days ago by David Macintosh
Dalrymple “tells it like it is,” although he probably wouldn’t much appreciate the use of that sort of slangy phrase to describe his indictment of the modern world. Read morePublished 11 days ago by R. Schultz
Life at the Bottom is many things but it is primarily a wake-up call for those who care about the poor. Read morePublished 16 days ago by ironman96
Although written in 2003 reading the book for the first time now in 2014 makes the subject matter seem more relevent by today's standards. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Tim Risher
A real eye opener. Well written and thoughtful. Nice that these painful stories are accompanied by rational thinking as to why and what's to be done.Published 26 days ago by George Barker
One cannot read this and remain unmoved by it. The west has lost its moral compass! It is time to hold individuals accountable for their actions.Published 1 month ago by Padre
Life at the bottom is a revealing book. It gives a very clear picture of people who just exist and nor live in the sense of the word. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anders Nilsson