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 notice 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 jot down a book.

Join forces with those uneasy allies to struggle opposed to a global that has misplaced its cause. discover what is at the back of the remorseless unfold of idiocy, and why there is in order that a lot rattling silly round you.

Stupid is not only lack of information; it is not simply laziness. Worse than the absence of proposal, silly is a deadly disease that drains our productiveness and leaves us ill and lowered. And silly has an extended, complicated and poor prior, one we have to comprehend with a view to defeat it.

A brief background of silly lines the origins of this maddening unwell, analyzing different ways that we now have been 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 quick historical past of silly is right away a provocation and a convenience. it is going to spark debate, soothe the terminally pissed off and outrage the righteously silly. it's a booklet whose silly time has come.

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