By Helen Razer,Bernard Keane
How did we turn into hostages to idiocy?
What needs to we do to be free of a captor whose ransom word easily reads, 'D'oh'?
The deteriorating caliber of our public debate and the dwindling of logic 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 adequate to put in writing a book.
Join forces with those uneasy allies to struggle opposed to a global that has misplaced its cause. discover what is at the back of the remorseless unfold of idiocy, and why there is in order that a lot rattling silly round you.
Stupid is not just lack of awareness; it isn't simply laziness. Worse than the absence of notion, silly is an endemic that drains our productiveness and leaves us unwell and reduced. And silly has an extended, advanced and poor earlier, one we have to comprehend for you to defeat it.
A brief historical past of silly strains the origins of this maddening ailing, interpreting the various ways that now we have been 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 brief heritage of silly is instantly a provocation and a convenience. it is going to spark debate, soothe the terminally pissed off and outrage the righteously silly. it's a publication 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