Not With a Bang But a Whimper: The Politics and Culture of Decline by Theodore Dalrymple, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Not With a Bang But a Whimper: The Politics and Culture of Decline

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

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by Theodore Dalrymple
     
 

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No writer today is more adept and incisive than Theodore Dalrymple in exploring the state of our culture and the ideas that are changing our ways of life. His brilliant new collection of writings follows on the extraordinary success of his earlier books, Life at the Bottom and Our Culture, What's Left of It.

In Not with a Bang But a Whimper he takes the measure

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No writer today is more adept and incisive than Theodore Dalrymple in exploring the state of our culture and the ideas that are changing our ways of life. His brilliant new collection of writings follows on the extraordinary success of his earlier books, Life at the Bottom and Our Culture, What's Left of It.

In Not with a Bang But a Whimper he takes the measure of our cultural decline, with special attention to Britain—its bureaucratic muddle, oppressive welfare mentality, and aimless young—all excused in the name of democracy and freedom. He shows how terrorism and the growing numbers of Muslim minorities have changed our public life. Also here are Mr. Dalrymple's trenchant observations on artists and ideologues, and on the treatment of criminals and the mentally disturbed, his area of medical interest.

Editorial Reviews

Washington Times
Mr. Dalrymple illuminates with great clarity and precision some of the most difficult problems of our times.
Neofusionist
Beautifully written, insightful, and often sad.
Conservative Book Club
Brilliant essays.
The Washington Times
Mr. Dalrymple illuminates with great clarity and precision some of the most difficult problems of our times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566638517
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
04/25/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
266
Sales rank:
624,123
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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