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Not with a bang but a whimper : the politics of culture and decline

Author: Theodore Dalrymple
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Ivan R. Dee, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Not with a Bang But a Whimper, Dalrymple takes the measure of our cultural decline, with special attention to Britain-its bureaucratic muddle, oppressive welfare mentality, and aimless young-all pursued 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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Dalrymple
ISBN: 9781566638517 1566638518
OCLC Number: 765366271
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 252 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Artists and Ideologues --
The Gift of Language --
What Makes Dr. Johnson Great? --
Truth vs. Theory --
A Drinker of Infinity --
Ibsen and His Discontents --
The Specters Haunting Dresden --
What the New Atheists Don't See --
The Marriage of Reason and Nightmare --
Politics and CultureThe Roads to Serfdom --
How Not to Do It --
A Prophetic and Violent Masterpiece --
It's This Bad --
Real Crime, Fake Justice --
Delusions of Honesty --
The Terrorists Among Us --
Suicide Bombers --
Multiculturalism Starts Losing Its Luster --
In the Asylum --
A Murderess's Tale.
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In Not with a Bang But a Whimper, Dalrymple takes the measure of our cultural decline, with special attention to Britain-its bureaucratic muddle, oppressive welfare mentality, and aimless young-all pursued 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.

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Mr. Dalrymple illuminates with great clarity and precision some of the most difficult problems of our times. The Washington Times Beautifully written, insightful, and often sad. Neofusionist Read more...

 
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