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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This book presents a clear and coherent description of some of the reasons that have led to the extensive and unnecessary social and criminal justice problems that exist in this country. It is indeed ... Read full review

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Like most of us, the author looks for evidence to back his already-entrenched views. And I don't agree with his already-entrenched views, so I find him fairly objectionable. I'm sure the reverse would ... 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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