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Spoilt Rotten By Theodore Dalrymple

Spoilt Rotten by Theodore Dalrymple

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Summary

A both witty and lacerating criticism of our sentimentality-centric culture by cultural commentator and former prison doctor Theodore Dalrymple.

Spoilt Rotten Summary

Spoilt Rotten: The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality by Theodore Dalrymple

In this perceptive and witty book, Theodore Dalrymple unmasks the hidden sentimentality that is suffocating public life. Under the multiple guises of raising children well, caring for the underprivileged, assisting the less able and doing good generally, we are achieving quite the opposite-for the single purpose of feeling good about ourselves. Dalrymple takes the reader on both an entertaining and at times shocking journey through social, political, popular and literary issues as diverse as child tantrums, aggression, educational reform, honour killings, sexual abuse, Che Guevara, Eric Segal, Romeo and Juliet, the McCanns, public emotions and the role of suffering, and shows the perverse results when we abandon logic in favour of the cult of feeling. Drawing on his long experience of working with thousands of criminals and the mentally disturbed, Dalrymple proves that we can only hope to make a difference - if we start with thinking well.

Spoilt Rotten Reviews

"[A] taboo-shattering, sacred cow-slaughtering, myth-destroying little gem of a book.' Dominic Lawson"

About Theodore Dalrymple

Theodore Dalrymple is the pseudonym of Dr Anthony Daniels, a former prison doctor in Birmingham. He writes frequently for the Guardian, Daily Telegraph and the Spectator where he had a column. This is his seventh book.

Additional information

GOR001985339
Spoilt Rotten: The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality by Theodore Dalrymple
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Gibson Square Books Ltd
2010-07-29
244
1906142610
9781906142612
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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