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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To begin with, Dalyrmple's prose is unparalleled by any modern British author. He uses wit and cleverness in an understated manner reminiscent of Dickens and Tolkien, and conveys both disgust and pity ... Read full review


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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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