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 notice 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 put in writing a book.
Join forces with those uneasy allies to struggle opposed to an international that has misplaced its cause. discover what is in the back of the remorseless unfold of idiocy, and why there is simply so a lot rattling silly round you.
Stupid is not only lack of awareness; it is not simply laziness. Worse than the absence of inspiration, silly is an outbreak that drains our productiveness and leaves us ill and decreased. And silly has an extended, advanced and bad earlier, one we have to comprehend so one can defeat it.
A brief historical past of silly strains the origins of this maddening sick, interpreting the various ways that we have been troubled during the last 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 immediately a provocation and a convenience. it's going to spark debate, soothe the terminally annoyed 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