By Helen Razer, Bernard Keane
How did every little 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 observe 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 depression 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 an international 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 expertise; it is not simply laziness. Worse than the absence of concept, silly is an epidemic that drains our productiveness and leaves us in poor health and lowered. And silly has an extended, complicated and bad earlier, one we have to comprehend so as to defeat it.
A brief background of Stupid lines the origins of this maddening in poor health, analyzing the various 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, shrewdpermanent, disagreeable, infuriating and impolite, A brief historical past of Stupid is immediately a provocation and a convenience. it is going to spark debate, soothe the terminally pissed off and outrage the righteously silly. it's a publication whose silly time has come.