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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 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 put in writing a book.

Join forces with those uneasy allies to struggle opposed to a global that has misplaced its cause. discover what is in the back of the remorseless unfold of idiocy, and why there is simply so a lot rattling silly round you.

Stupid is not only lack of knowledge; it isn't simply laziness. Worse than the absence of proposal, silly is a pandemic that drains our productiveness and leaves us in poor health and lowered. And silly has an extended, advanced and negative earlier, one we have to comprehend so that it will defeat it.

A brief heritage of silly lines the origins of this maddening sick, interpreting different ways that we have now been bothered 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 straight away a provocation and a convenience. it is going to spark debate, soothe the terminally annoyed and outrage the righteously silly. it's a e-book whose silly time has come.

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