By Helen Razer,Bernard Keane
How did we develop 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 melancholy 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 a global that has misplaced its cause. discover what is at 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 awareness; it is not simply laziness. Worse than the absence of notion, silly is a plague that drains our productiveness and leaves us unwell and lowered. And silly has an extended, complicated and poor prior, one we have to comprehend with the intention to defeat it.
A brief heritage of silly strains the origins of this maddening unwell, interpreting the several ways that we have been troubled over the past 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 right now 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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