Spoilt Rotten: The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality

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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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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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* "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

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