Not with a Bang But a Whimper : The Politics and Culture of Decline, Hardback

Not with a Bang But a Whimper : The Politics and Culture of Decline Hardback

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 291 pages
  • Publisher: Monday Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular culture
  • ISBN: 9781906308100

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Dalrymple (a pseudonym) is a doctor and psychiatrist who has worked with the poor and the criminal, and witnessed first hand the effects of being trapped in the underclass. While he writes brilliantly, and captures the essence of the decline of a culture, after the first half of the book, the tone becomes unremitting. Best savoured as essays in their original form, this is a book to be read in a series of short bursts: it's too depressing (although terrifyingly accurate) to be swallowed whole

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