Theodore Dalrymple was born in London in 1949. He retired as a full-time doctor in 2005. He is the author of many books, notably Life at the Bottom and Romancing Opiates, which challenges the notion that heroin addiction is a bona fide disease.
Here is a searing account-probably the best yet published-of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does.
Theodore Dalrymple, a British psychiatrist who treats the poor in a slum hospital and a prison in England, has seemingly seen it all. Yet...[SEE MORE]