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Common sense more often than not completely ignored. In a word, as Theodore Dalrymple rightly points in the quotation above: Just the title says it all and, gosh!
How I was so looking forward to read and love that book! Well, there's some good points but, all in all, the whole thing crumbles pretty quickly because of poor or irrelevant arguments, misguided stances and, sadly, unwelcome rants.
I was very, very disappointed. It started well, though. Focusing on nowadays children, their appalling behaviour and educational level at a bottom low getting worst by generations I agree with him that, we should hang our heads in shame for having created such bad generations The thing is, looking for the cause of such decline both in terms of discipline and literacy and numeracy levels he is throwing his darts at the wrong target namely, 'romantic educationists' Rousseau, Montessori, Froebel, Dewey Well, I have experience working and volunteering in Primary schools, and I don't know what he is on about!
Rousseau has absolutely no influence on teaching ethos. As for Montessori and co. Beyond that, the problem is one of poor standards, low level and irrelevant curriculum fostering ignorance and, true to a certain extent, some poorly applied practices e.
Yet, none of these last issues are being addressed here, so focused the author is at blazing his guns at child-centred philosophies which, he doesn't understand and therefore misrepresent -No!
It still is all about learning. Such widespread prejudices could be understandable coming from people having no clue or experience of how children learn; but in a book targeted in part at modern educational philosophies and policies, they show a poor understanding of complex issues.
Education is not the only topic where I thought he went completely off track. A whole chapter dedicated to the relevance or not of Family Impact Statements in British courts was, in my opinion, as misguided.
Here, it was indeed baffling to see him racks his brain trying to understand why such impact statements have been implemented in the first place since, they are given after the jury has returned its verdict, and so have no impact on sentencing.
To him, either it is 'to give suffering people the opportunity to vent their emotion in public' or, as if courts were intended to have some sorts of therapeutic virtue, 'restore psychological equilibrium to victims or to close relatives of victims.
This was baffling because, it seems that at no point did it crossed his mind that Family Impact Statements were implemented for the reason then given to implement them that is, involved families of murdered people in courts' proceedings whereas before they felt excluded.
There is a line between denouncing sentimentality and, defending a cold judicial system leaving victims out.
I felt here he crossed that line by not seeing the point in allowing families and relatives to express themselves in courts through such statements.
Another issue I had was scapegoating. He indeed personally attacks some individuals in rants that I found either misplaced or, plain out of order.
I will just give two examples: Steven Pinker and Sylvia Plath. Trying to dismiss Steven Pinker tellingly, criticising only one of all his books -namely, 'The Language Instinct' he just comes across as with educational philosophies, as having an over-simplistic and prejudiced view of complex academic debates here, prescriptivism vs descriptivism.
So, he then just jumps on bandwagons, firing guns using nothing more than straw man argument As for his dealing with Sylvia Plath, I found him insensitive.
She was what she was, but let's not forget that she dealt with clinical depression so severe she was treated with EST, until finally committing suicide.
To therefore call her 'the patron saint of self-dramatisation' is, I think, crossing a line if not being vile.
Now, having said all that not everything in this book is misplaced. On the contrary, there are also some sharps and relevant points being made, not least the core of the book that is, emotional responses devoid of judgement are toxic.
I indeed agree with him to the effect that, 'like all currencies, that of emotional expression can be inflated or debased' and, sentimentality, by encouraging public display of pathos, more often than not reflects all the symptoms of our egotistic societies.
One may not unlike I and the author long for the time when self-restreint, fortitude, and dignity meant that some emotions belonged to the private sphere.
No one can denied however the damaging impact such misplaced displays can have. Alluding to the commercial success of books in the Life Tragedy genre, what he deliciously refers to as 'psychobabble' 'the means by which people talk about themselves without revealing anything, and certainly without having undergone the painful process of genuine self-examination' he shows that sentimentality feeds narcissism and self-pity.
Mocking some sensationalists' newspapers headlines, he also shows how substituting reason for emotions can have dangerous and unhealthy consequences for public debates.
More importantly though, he goes further by demonstrating how sentimentality can be linked to brutality and, mask counter-productive policies behind a sickening do-gooders attitude -sickening not because such attitudes are philanthropic but, but because they are hypocrite and self -interested e.
In fact, he sums it all up in a killing paragraph: The public expression of sentimentality has important consequences.
In the first place, it demands a response from those who witness it. This response has generally to be sympathetic or affirmatory, unless the witness is prepared to risk a confrontation with the sentimental person and be accused of hardness of heart or outright cruelty.
There is therefore something coercive or bullying about public displays of sentimentality. Join in, or at least refrain from criticism.
In the second place, displays of public sentimentality do not coerce only casual passers-by, sucking them, as it were, into a foetid emotional swamp, but when they are sufficiently strong or widespread they begin to affect public policy.
Discussing then in whole chapters topics like the reactions to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and the death of Princess Diana and, foreign aid policies, I must say he can be brilliant and, on these points at last, clearly demonstrates the, yes, toxic impact of sentimentality.
I just regret that, he uses only Gordon Brown's policies to argue his point against foreign aids. Why him only when, all PMs before and after him, royals, and even celebrities have been guilty of the same sins?
Again, he is here scapegoating -worst, falling victim of political bias- which is sad because, I think, it undermines an otherwise powerful argument.
All in all then , because of the misguided, prejudiced, simplistic views of the author on too many topics, 'Spoilt Rotten' fails to deliver.
There is indeed a need for a book to address the zeitgeist of nowadays that is, the triumph of sentimentality; that sickening 'cult of feelings' serving nothing but the taking over of reason with all its damaging consequences and the self-service of a narcissism so typical of our societies.
Unfortunately this book is not the one to do so. High expectations being thus unmet, it felt flat. Apr 11, Dierregi rated it liked it Shelves: This is the second Dalrymple's book I read, after "Anything goes".
I totally agree about the toxicity of the cult of sentimentality, but I did not like much the book's structure.
The six essays exploring different aspects of sentimentality are loosely connected, while I was expecting a single, articulated essay.
However, Dalrymple is spot on when he mentions the Romantic movement as the source of many wrong ideas that are still plaguing society nowadays.
One of the most pernicious ideas was the This is the second Dalrymple's book I read, after "Anything goes". One of the most pernicious ideas was the emphasis on the "innocence and inherent goodness of children" This idiotic idea goes hand in hand with the myth of the "good savage".
Dalrymple proceeds to explore the sorry state of modern British society and the nefarious influence of tabloid press.
He mentions some cringe-worth events, such as the mass hysterics following Diana's death and the disappearance of the McCann child. Then he moves to the "cult of the victim".
This noteworthy chapter starts with a clever analysis of Sylvia Plath, the patron saint of self dramatization.
Elsewhere, Dalrymple mentions also Virginia Woolf, who suffered from a similar illness. Despite both women being close to "untouchable" , in the area of great female writers, I tend to agree with Dalrymple on both counts, especially about Plath.
Finally, I was particularly interested in his consideration about the disappearance of "traditional families" which in low classes fosters overindulgence and neglect for the children of countless couplings, left to the care of a never-ending string of careless or downright hostile step-parents.
Theodore Dalrymple makes a good argument against the encroaching disease of sentimentality. The book would have gotten five stars, if not for the overly elaborate prose of the author and the highly annoying fact that the notes at the back of the book are actually small stories in themselves as opposed to the references I had expected.
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I must admit I bought the book quite some time ago and only last week picked it off the shelf. I can't deny, though, that once opened I had a hard time setting it down.
Each observation, each point, and each description I could place in context with incredibly similar issues I have been dealing with.
Working at a large Fortune company, I was having issues getting my support staff to execute their duties per their roles and responsibilities.
I went to management and was told to not rely on the roles and responsibilities but to work on my 'relationship' with them.
The end state was that if I couldn't hold them accountable then I was either bribing them or manipulating their emotions neither of which does justice to a professional experience.
He his the nail on the head over and over with the observations of questioning a persons motive becomes callous and 'evil' in itself and subjects the questioner to the derision of his peers.
Aid is hard to vote against because who can't empathize with starving children? I think his hardest hitting point is on children and the thought that they are the manifestations of purity until spoiled by the evils of adult hood.
This lasts insofar as anyone witnesses a preschool classroom, the purity argument quickly flies out the window through logical observation but since the majority of the population isn't logical it persists through all facets of our culture.
Dalrymples book is expertly written. His command of the language lends itself well to explaining the complex social and political problems he has observed over years as a psychiatrist working in England and abroad.
An illuminating intellectual excursion into the dreadfully deleterious effects of political correctness, sentimentality over reason, and the society that enables it all.
Read this book and you will learn some psychology, how an educated person makes a proper argument, and learn much about the world we live in. We hear much blame as to the cause of societal woes, often lamenting racism, capitalism, big business, greed, warmongering or western civilization at large.
The future demands more of than those intellectually impotent excuses born of sentimentality over logic, reason, or observable fact. One of my top ten reads for better understanding our modern socio-political climate.
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