The Resource A short history of stupid : the decline of reason and why public debate makes us want to scream, Helen Razer

A short history of stupid : the decline of reason and why public debate makes us want to scream, Helen Razer

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A short history of stupid : the decline of reason and why public debate makes us want to scream
Title
A short history of stupid
Title remainder
the decline of reason and why public debate makes us want to scream
Statement of responsibility
Helen Razer
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Language
eng
Summary
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. Explore what's behind the remorseless spread of idiocy, and why there's just so much damn Stupid around you. Stupid isn't just ignorance; it's not just laziness. Worse than the absence of thought, Stupid is a virus that drains our productivity and leaves us sick and diminished. And Stupid has a long, complex and terrible past, one we need to understand in order to defeat it. A Short History of Stupid traces the origins of this maddening ill, examining the different ways in which we've been afflicted over the last three thousand years. It damns those who have spread Stupid and celebrates the brave few who resisted. It shows how Stupid tightens the grubby grip of the foolish around our throats. Hilarious, smart, unpleasant, infuriating and rude, A Short History of Stupid is at once a provocation and a comfort. It will spark debate, soothe the terminally frustrated and outrage the righteously Stupid. It is a book whose Stupid time has come
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10451833
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AU-TuBDP
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Razer, Helen
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
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Razer, Helen
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True
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  • Common sense
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Social pressure
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
A short history of stupid : the decline of reason and why public debate makes us want to scream, Helen Razer
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https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=AAU_095544&b2bSite=1545
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Downloadable Book
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
9781743437230-AAU669104-000
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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electronic
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Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781743437230
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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A short history of stupid : the decline of reason and why public debate makes us want to scream, Helen Razer
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https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=AAU_095544&b2bSite=1545
Publication
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Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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9781743437230-AAU669104-000
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781743437230
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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