By Helen Razer,Bernard Keane
How did we turn into hostages to idiocy?
What needs to we do to be free of a captor whose ransom be aware 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 write down a book.
Join forces with those uneasy allies to struggle opposed to an international 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 just lack of knowledge; it isn't simply laziness. Worse than the absence of suggestion, silly is a deadly disease that drains our productiveness and leaves us unwell and reduced. And silly has an extended, advanced and negative earlier, one we have to comprehend as a way to defeat it.
A brief background of silly strains the origins of this maddening in poor health, reading 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 brief historical past of silly is without delay a provocation and a convenience. it's going to spark debate, soothe the terminally pissed off and outrage the righteously silly. it's a e-book whose silly time has come.
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