Helen Razer,Bernard Keane's A Short History of Stupid: The Decline of Reason and Why PDF

By Helen Razer,Bernard Keane

How did every thing get so dumb?
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 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 just lack of understanding; it is not simply laziness. Worse than the absence of notion, silly is a scourge that drains our productiveness and leaves us in poor health and decreased. And silly has a protracted, advanced and bad earlier, one we have to comprehend as a way to defeat it.

A brief heritage of silly strains the origins of this maddening ailing, studying the various ways that we now have been troubled 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 historical past of silly is instantly 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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