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Short History of Stupid : The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream

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How did everything get so dumb? How did we become hostages to idiocy? What must we do to be freed from a captor whose ransom note simply reads, "D'oh"? The deteriorating quality of our public debate and the dwindling of common sense in media, politics, and culture can drive you to despair and rage. It certainly drove writers Helen Razer and Bernard Keane to a desperate act: befriending each other for long enough to write a book. Join forces with these uneasy allies to fight against a world that has lost its reason. This book examines the different ways in which we've been afflicted over the last 3,000 years. It damns those who have spread Stupid and celebrates the brave few who resisted. Hilarious, smart, unpleasant, infuriating, and rude, A Short History of Stupid is at once a provocation and a comfort.
Edition: Reissue
Number of Pages: 330
Genre: Humor, Political Science, Language + Art + Disciplines
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: Bernard Keane & Helen Razer
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2017
TCIN: 51999095
UPC: 9781760294151
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-3622
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