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By Helen Razer, Bernard Keane

ISBN-10: 1743437234

ISBN-13: 9781743437230

How did every little 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 be aware easily reads, 'D'oh'?

The deteriorating caliber of our public debate and the dwindling of logic 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 at the back of the remorseless unfold of idiocy, and why there's in order that a lot rattling silly round you.

Stupid isn't simply lack of knowledge; it's not only laziness. Worse than the absence of idea, silly is a deadly disease that drains our productiveness and leaves us ill and decreased. And silly has a protracted, complicated and poor previous, one we have to comprehend so that it will defeat it.

A brief historical past of Stupid strains the origins of this maddening in poor health, analyzing the various ways that we've been stricken 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, shrewdpermanent, disagreeable, infuriating and impolite, A brief historical past of Stupid is immediately 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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