By Helen Razer,Bernard Keane

How did every thing get so dumb?
How did we turn into hostages to idiocy?
What needs to we do to be free of a captor whose ransom word 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 adequate to write 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 in order that a lot rattling silly round you.

Stupid is not just lack of information; it isn't simply laziness. Worse than the absence of proposal, silly is a scourge that drains our productiveness and leaves us in poor health and reduced. And silly has a protracted, complicated and poor prior, one we have to comprehend to be able to defeat it.

A brief historical past of silly lines the origins of this maddening sick, studying different ways that now 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 indicates how silly tightens the grubby grip of the silly round our throats.

Hilarious, clever, disagreeable, infuriating and impolite, a brief heritage of silly is straight away a provocation and a convenience. it's going to spark debate, soothe the terminally pissed off and outrage the righteously silly. it's a publication whose silly time has come.

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