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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.
This book is very disappointing.
The author, animated with an incredible loathing of the poor, self-righteously rants about how the situation of the lower classes is the... Read more
A wonderful book. Whenever I feel that the world is upside down, I reread this book and feel less lonely.Published 9 days ago by V. S. Ragland
If it weren't for its sobering subject matter, I would call this book immensely entertaining. I think mesmerizing would be a better word: an ethological account of the underclass... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Richard N. Langlois
I can never read enough of Dalrymple's books. Not only are they informative, educational, enlightening and downright scary, I'm pretty sure my vocabulary adds ten new words each... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Angrywoodchuck
A wonderfully articulate and fascinating discussion of underclass philosophy.Published 1 month ago by J.A. Cobra
I work in a low income school district and am a crazy born-again Christian. And yet, I found myself confused and frustrated with the parents and the general society in this... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Angela Attests
Gives a very interesting perspective on the white under-class, in Britain, which is pretty much exactly the same as the black under-class in this country. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Richard Gearon
Dr. Dalrymple writes of the problems in his practice area - psychiatry in Great Britain - and does an excellent job of presenting many of the problems of the Underclass as well as... Read morePublished 1 month ago by AzaleaAnnie
Deep thinking and well expressed ideas make this book a delight.Published 2 months ago by Richard R. Todd