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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 good judgment 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 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 only lack of awareness; it isn't simply laziness. Worse than the absence of idea, silly is a plague that drains our productiveness and leaves us ill and lowered. And silly has an extended, complicated and negative previous, one we have to comprehend as a way to defeat it.

A brief background of silly lines the origins of this maddening unwell, analyzing the various ways that we now have been bothered 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 heritage of silly is right now 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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