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Life at the Bottom by Theodore Dalrymple
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Jun 05, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: fascinating, medicine, politics

Brilliant! I love Dalrymple's prose, and especially his message. Beautifully written, and eloquently argued that we must choose to be responsible for our lives. He exploration of the effects that some ideas have on the behavior of the underclass was fascinating. It did leave me wondering about the curious relationship between how the upperclass will imitate lower classes, and I have to assume that this plagiarism runs both ways, though Dalrymple only looks at the tendency of British society to slouch toward mediocrity.
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