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Spoilt Rotten The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality

by Theodore Dalrymple

Spoilt Rotten The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality Synopsis

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!

Spoilt Rotten The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality Press Reviews

* 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 * 'Not since Christopher Hitchen's assault on Mother Theresa have so many sacred cows been slaughtered in such a slim volume.' Jonathan Sumption, Spectator * 'One of our most celebrated essayists... he stands out.' Toby Young, 4-star page review Mail on Sunday * 'Excellent.' Toby Young, telegraph.co.uk * 'Entertaining - really good stories.' Nigel Burke, Express * 'Inimitable.' Specator.co.uk * Telegraph Bookshop No 1 Bestseller * Amazon Top 5 Modern Culture Bestseller

Book Information

ISBN: 9781906142254
Publication date: 1st May 2011
Author: Theodore Dalrymple
Publisher: Gibson Square Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Cultural studies,

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.

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