Life at the Bottom: The Worldview that Makes the Underclass

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Ivan R. Dee, 2001 - Political Science - 263 pages
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The poor's lack of dignity, sense of self-preservation, or concern for others are repeating motifs in this collection of essays which were derived from the author's work as a physician and psychiatrist at a London hospital and a British prison. The transcripts of his conversations with people at the

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powerful book about the underclass and how too much government involvement hurts way more than it helps

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I find this really hard to give a star rating to because I completely disagree with his politics, yet I devoured the book and really enjoyed it - "hate reading" as @gbaker called it. Kind of a guilty ... Read full review

Contents

The Knife Went In
5
Goodbye Cruel World 15
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Reader She Married HimAlas
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Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Theodore Dalrymple is a psychiatrist and prison doctor who treats heroin addicts. He writes a column for The Spectator of London, contributes frequently to the Daily Telegraph, and is a contributing editor of the Manhattan Institute's City Journal. He lives in France.

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