By Helen Razer, Bernard Keane
How did every thing get so dumb? How did we turn 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 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 sufficient to write down a ebook. subscribe to forces with those uneasy allies to struggle opposed to an international that has misplaced its cause. discover what's at the back of the remorseless unfold of idiocy, and why there's simply so a lot rattling silly round you.
Stupid isn't simply lack of know-how; it's not only laziness. Worse than the absence of idea, silly is a scourge that drains our productiveness and leaves us in poor health and lowered. And silly has an extended, complicated and bad earlier, one we have to comprehend that allows you to defeat it.
A brief heritage of Stupid strains the origins of this maddening in poor health, studying different ways that we've been stricken during the last 3 thousand years. It damns those that have unfold silly and celebrates the courageous few who resisted. It indicates how silly tightens the grubby grip of the silly round our throats. Hilarious, clever, disagreeable, infuriating and impolite, A brief background of Stupid is right now 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