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 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 knowledge; it is not simply laziness. Worse than the absence of notion, silly is an outbreak that drains our productiveness and leaves us ailing and reduced. And silly has a protracted, advanced and negative previous, one we have to comprehend which will defeat it.
A brief historical past of silly lines the origins of this maddening unwell, analyzing the several ways that we've got been bothered 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, clever, disagreeable, infuriating and impolite, a brief background of silly is immediately a provocation and a convenience. it's going to spark debate, soothe the terminally pissed off and outrage the righteously silly. it's a booklet 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