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New PDF release: A Short History of Stupid: The Decline of Reason and Why

By Helen Razer,Bernard Keane

ISBN-10: 176011054X

ISBN-13: 9781760110543

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 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 melancholy 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 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 isn't simply laziness. Worse than the absence of suggestion, silly is an outbreak that drains our productiveness and leaves us unwell and decreased. And silly has a protracted, advanced and negative prior, one we have to comprehend with the intention to defeat it.

A brief historical past of silly lines the origins of this maddening sick, reading 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, clever, disagreeable, infuriating and impolite, a brief heritage of silly is right away a provocation and a convenience. it's 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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