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Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass

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This is a searing account of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does, written by a British psychiatrist who treats the poor in a slum ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass

Overall customer rating: 4.600
Toutefemme

Incredible.

by Toutefemme on Mar 1, 2012

This is one of the best social commentaries I have ever read. I actually bought this copy to send to friends and in-laws. It's entertaining and terrifying-- truly shows the dangers presented by the welfare state and the dangers of misplaced middle class guilt on the underclass. For the anglophiles among us, beware--- this book will make you weep for the Britain that existed before WWI.

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read335

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by read335 on Dec 6, 2008

How does socialism create a moral and spiritual poverty? Is it possible that those who have material basic necessities can be more impoverished than those suffering disease, hunger, and cold in third-world countries? Let Theodore Dalrymple's gripping observations open your eyes to the destruction being wrought in inner-city England, and by application, America.

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meritas

Significant, Important and depressing

by meritas on May 20, 2007

Dr. Dahlrymple records his impressions and analyses of life with the underclsass in Londonistan. His observations hold true for the US - perhaps with a small time delay.

Bizlaw

Accurate, well written

by Bizlaw on May 17, 2007

Nicely done, very accurate. He's been there in the trenches so the insights are real, not from a distant academic.

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