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

By Helen Razer, Bernard Keane

ISBN-10: 1743437234

ISBN-13: 9781743437230

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 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 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 e-book. subscribe to forces with those uneasy allies to struggle opposed to a global that has misplaced its cause. discover what's in the back of the remorseless unfold of idiocy, and why there's simply so a lot rattling silly round you.

Stupid isn't simply lack of know-how; it's not only laziness. Worse than the absence of proposal, silly is an epidemic that drains our productiveness and leaves us ill and decreased. And silly has an extended, advanced and poor earlier, one we have to comprehend as a way to defeat it.

A brief heritage of Stupid strains the origins of this maddening sick, interpreting different ways that we've been troubled 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 Stupid is without delay a provocation and a convenience. it is going to spark debate, soothe the terminally annoyed and outrage the righteously silly. it's a e-book whose silly time has come.

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