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A searing account of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does, written by a British psychiatrist.
Published: RowmanLittlefield on
ISBN: 9781615780198
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I enjoyed the writing, admired the argument but, in the end, disagreed with the conclusion.more
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 withering and relentless in its criticism of UK policy (or failure to implement it) and the prevailing liberalist dogma that is largely responsible for stifling or restricting serious debate in this area.'Life at the Bottom' is very well written with an abundance of black humour - it is polemical but most of the logic is faultless. Highly recommended.more
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 apply. But it's an interesting book, and does shine a light on problems we usually ignore, and should not.more
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I enjoyed the writing, admired the argument but, in the end, disagreed with the conclusion.more
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 withering and relentless in its criticism of UK policy (or failure to implement it) and the prevailing liberalist dogma that is largely responsible for stifling or restricting serious debate in this area.'Life at the Bottom' is very well written with an abundance of black humour - it is polemical but most of the logic is faultless. Highly recommended.more
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 apply. But it's an interesting book, and does shine a light on problems we usually ignore, and should not.more
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