This is an excellent book and I highly recommend it! I seriously haven’t enjoyed reading a book this much for such a long time. I would advise anyone with an interest in humanity to buy a copy!! If you’re looking at these reviews then you’re obviously interested in the subject matter and I can say that i’m sure you won’t be disappointed with this book.
Provocative and in part shocking but also strangely reassuring. Reading this really helps make sense of the chaos we all see in and around the world. Ever get the feeling that we’ve been here before? History doesn’t repeat itself but I does seem to rhyme. We can all see things that we can relate to in everyday life. With more and more people affected by obesity, we live in a world where fat shaming is deemed to be less socially acceptable than letting people eat themselves to death. Lack of impulse control. We have in other words, “let ourselves go”. We indulge in too much screen time and not enough time reading real literature from the many great writers and thinkers from years gone by. Have you read the news lately? You will notice that many journalists now cannot even spell, even though the machine they use to write for them automatically checks spelling. We have fewer and fewer meaningful face to face conversations with people, it’s not hard to notice that as the population grows and grows we become less able to think independently and thanks to google and social media we don’t even need the capacity to hold information in our brains anymore. And we don’t seem to care that all our personal data is being collected to be used against us by people in businesses we do not know or trust. We are indeed, it seems, getting more and more stupid!
This is the kind of book that is really hard to put down. Very well written, lots of great information, and some serious ideas explored. Dutton and Woodley put forward some highly compelling arguments in this engrossing piece of work.
I would also like to recommend you look out for Edward Dutton (and sometimes Mr Woodley) on his YouTube channel (Dr Edward Dutton - the jolly heretic) for some great quality content. I have also recently purchased some of Dutton’s other titles and I have to say that they are equally enjoyable.