"Theodore Dalymple is the best doctor-writer since William Carlos Williams."
"His gift for storytelling will keep readers turning pages."
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 "
Lucid, unsentimental, and profoundly honest...Dalrymple is one of the great essayists of our age.--Denis Dutton, Editor, "Arts & Letters Daily"
Truthful therefore morally courageous and intellectually rigorous.--Norman Podhoretz"
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"
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