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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 notice 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 jot down a publication. 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 simply so a lot rattling silly round you.

Stupid isn't simply lack of expertise; it's not only laziness. Worse than the absence of proposal, silly is a pandemic that drains our productiveness and leaves us ill and reduced. And silly has an extended, complicated and negative prior, one we have to comprehend so that it will defeat it.

A brief heritage of Stupid strains the origins of this maddening unwell, reading the several 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 exhibits how silly tightens the grubby grip of the silly round our throats. Hilarious, shrewdpermanent, disagreeable, infuriating and impolite, A brief heritage of Stupid is right now a provocation and a convenience. it is going to spark debate, soothe the terminally pissed off and outrage the righteously silly. it's a booklet whose silly time has come.

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