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!
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.