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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As long as you go in understand Theodore Dalrymple is like your racist grandfather who is just, "set in his ways," you will greatly enjoy this book. Mr. Dalrymple takes you to hell in this collection ... Read full review

Contents

The Knife Went In
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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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