Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass


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Ivan R. Dee Publisher
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5.99 X 0.71 X 9.11 inches | 0.93 pounds
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About the Author

Theodore Dalrymple is a physician and psychiatrist who practices in England. He writes a column for the London Spectator, contributes frequently to the Daily Telegraph, and is a contributing editor of the Manhattan Institute's City Journal. His other books include Our Culture, What's Left of It, Mass Listeria, and So Little Done. He lives in Birmingham, England.


Brilliant social analysis...a master chronicle of life at the bottom.--Hilton Kramer
Theodore Dalrymple is the best doctor-writer since William Carlos Williams.--Peggy Noonan
Once in a long while a writer comes along with a vision so powerful that it shakes you. Theodore Dalrymple is that kind of writer.--Bruce Ramsey "Liberty Press "
It is a truism that ideas have consequences, but a truism is rarely illustrated as implacably as in this book.--George F. Will, syndicated columnist for The Washington Post
Truthful--therefore morally courageous and intellectually rigorous.--Norman Podhoretz
Lucid, unsentimental, and profoundly honest...Dalrymple is one of the great essayists of our age.--Denis Dutton, Editor, Arts & Letters Daily
This devastating account and analysis of underclass life--and the elite ideas which support it--is a classic for our times.--Thomas Sowell, Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Dalrymple's vivid writing and often heartbreaking stories rise above his deeply felt social analysis.--Publishers Weekly
Mr. Daniels's best essays cast a spell almost from the opening line.--New York Sun
A landmark experience is reading Life at the Bottom...--Detroit Free Press