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 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 melancholy 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 information; it isn't simply laziness. Worse than the absence of notion, silly is an outbreak that drains our productiveness and leaves us ill and lowered. And silly has a protracted, complicated and bad prior, one we have to comprehend which will defeat it.
A brief historical past of silly strains the origins of this maddening in poor health, analyzing the several ways that we've got been stricken over the past 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, shrewdpermanent, disagreeable, infuriating and impolite, a brief historical past of silly is instantaneously a provocation and a convenience. it's going to spark debate, soothe the terminally annoyed 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