Life at the Bottom by Theodore Dalrymple
The Worldview that Makes the Underclass

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A searing account of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does, written by a British psychiatrist.

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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.
Published March 8, 2003 by Ivan R. Dee. 284 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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The fault, Dalrymple asserts, is not bad environments, but a pervasive liberal view and agenda that creates "passive, helpless victims," encourages the idea that the acceptance of "unconscious motivations for one's acts" obviates personal responsibility, and the "widespread acceptance of social d...

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