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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.
That omission is, of course, that the insane victim disarmament ("gun control") laws in Great Britain are largely to blame for the helplessness of the average honest... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Steve Heller
Depressing but probably accurate assessment of underclass life in Britain, many of whose features we also see in the US. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Peter J. Meschter
Excellent and thought provoking for policy makers. An extreme review that would be useful for political decision makers at any level.Published 6 days ago by Danny Carroll
I have certain sympathies with the reviewers who suspect that "Theodore Dalrymple" might be a hoax. He is supposed to be a doctor working in poor neighborhoods in Africa, the South... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Ashtar Command
I worked in the field of social work for years and this book points out many of the things I have observed. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Nancy Simmons
Understanding how those who live in poverty move through life. Eye-opening. Worth reading.Published 23 days ago by Fred in Texas
I find myself in agreement with many of the authors observations. As a child I saw bums in the street, I was touched by west side story and the injustices cast upon immigrants to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pete
Interesting insights, from one who has dealt with the results of the Welfare State in his home country for many years.