By Helen Razer,Bernard Keane
How did we develop into hostages to idiocy?
What needs to we do to be free of a captor whose ransom observe easily reads, 'D'oh'?
The deteriorating caliber of our public debate and the dwindling of good judgment in media, politics and tradition can force you to depression and rage. It definitely drove writers Helen Razer and Bernard Keane to a determined act: befriending one another for lengthy sufficient to write down a book.
Join forces with those uneasy allies to struggle opposed to an international that has misplaced its cause. discover what is at the back of the remorseless unfold of idiocy, and why there is simply so a lot rattling silly round you.
Stupid is not just lack of awareness; it isn't simply laziness. Worse than the absence of concept, silly is a plague that drains our productiveness and leaves us in poor health and lowered. And silly has an extended, complicated and poor prior, one we have to comprehend which will defeat it.
A brief background of silly strains the origins of this maddening sick, analyzing different ways that we have now been troubled over the past 3 thousand years. It damns those that have unfold silly and celebrates the courageous few who resisted. It exhibits how silly tightens the grubby grip of the silly round our throats.
Hilarious, shrewdpermanent, disagreeable, infuriating and impolite, a quick heritage of silly is without delay a provocation and a convenience. it's going to spark debate, soothe the terminally annoyed and outrage the righteously silly. it's a ebook whose silly time has come.
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A Short History of Stupid: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream by Helen Razer,Bernard Keane