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.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Short History of Stupid: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream PDF

Best language communication books

Download e-book for iPad: Prozesse sprachlicher Verstärkung (Linguistik - Impulse & by Rüdiger Harnisch

Prozesse, bei denen sprachliche Einheiten formal und in ihrer Bedeutung abgeschwächt werden (Kien-Föhre Kiefer), sind intestine untersucht, Verstärkungs -Prozesse, bei denen sprachliche Einheiten erst hergestellt werden (karibisch hamaca volksetymologisch Hänge-matte) dagegen kaum. Diese Lücke will der Band schließen.

Read e-book online Point-of-Sale-Marketing. Impulsives Kaufverhalten (German PDF

Zwischenprüfungsarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Public kinfolk, Werbung, advertising, Social Media, notice: 1,3, Fachhochschule des Mittelstands, 18 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Wie kann gezielt gesteuertes Point-of-Sale-Marketing dazu beitragen, einen Impulskauf auszulösen?

Read e-book online Schöne neue Fernsehwelt: Phoenix das neue Programm auf dem PDF

Forschungsarbeit aus dem Jahr 2000 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Medien und Politik, Pol. Kommunikation, be aware: 2,0, Freie Universität Berlin (Politik- und Sozialwissenschaft am Otto-Suhr-Institut), Veranstaltung: Politik und Medien, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: [. .. ] Auch unsere Medienwelt hat sich in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten rasant verändert.

Download e-book for iPad: Sprachhandeln und Medienstrukturen in der politischen by Stephan / Klemm, Michael Habscheid

Do renowned different types of representing politics within the media endanger the standard of public communique? Or do they supply a suitable sleek exciting means of placing politics throughout to huge sectors of the general public? the current quantity takes up this present dialogue from a linguistic viewpoint.

Additional resources for A Short History of Stupid: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream

Example text

Download PDF sample

A Short History of Stupid: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream by Helen Razer,Bernard Keane


by Paul
4.5

Rated 4.25 of 5 – based on 39 votes