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Spoilt Rotten The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality by Theodore Dalrymple
  

Spoilt Rotten The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality

Synopsis

Spoilt Rotten The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality by Theodore Dalrymple

In Spoilt Rotten, social commentator Theodore Dalrymple (Our Culture or What is Left of It, 2009) grinds his axe at our sentimentality-centric culture where feelings have become the yardstick of everything we do: safe driving, education, taking of responsibility (none), sentimentality (everywhere). In this forensic polemic of maudlin popular culture from X-factor to Super Nannies, Dalrymple wields his scalpel at all our modern sacred cows. Children will be speechless, for once, parents will hang their heads in shame!

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Excellent... We have created an unprecedentedly egocentric generation, where giving in to your emotions is a human right. Neil Hamilton Sunday Express, five star full-page review *

? 'Witty, always punchy and sometimes rapier-like.
Tom Adair, Scotsman

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'Not since Christopher Hitchen's assault on Mother Theresa have so many sacred cows been slaughtered in such a slim volume.
Jonathan Sumption, Spectator

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'One of our most celebrated essayists... he stands out.
Toby Young, 4

-star page review Mail on Sunday *

'Excellent.
Toby Young, telegraph

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'Entertaining - really good stories.
Nigel Burke, Express

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'Inimitable.
Specator

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Telegraph Bookshop No 1 Bestseller *

Amazon Top 5 Modern Culture Bestseller


About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2011

Author

Theodore Dalrymple

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Publisher

Gibson Square Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Cultural studies

ISBN

9781906142254

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