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Lighting up some very dark places indeed,
This review is from: Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass (Paperback)
Dr Dalrymple seems to have practised in the bits of our nation that very few of us want to look at let alone work in. To my mind the time he has served has given him the right to subject the underbelly of British society to a pretty trenchant analysis. Analyse it he has and the results are not pretty. I can only hope he is mistaken, but am pretty certain he is not.
The work as a whole is a cogent, incisive digestion of some of the most severe problems which affect those of us least able to cope with them and, despite avoiding the histrionics employed by those on the other side of the debate, still manages to vividly convey the fundamental inhumanity of the 'liberal/progressive agenda.'
If the author has a weakness it is that there is a strong vein of paternalistic arrogance in his worldview - he means well, that much is certain, but comes across as a rather irritating person which can make reading his work hard.
All in all this book left me with a deep sense of sadness for my country - not only because this state of affairs exists, but because there are no signs that anything will ever be done to stop it.