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How Mumbo-jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions £1.99 delivered @ Amazon

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'A brilliant, eccentric book.' Observer Book of the Year 'Wheen has a Swiftian relish for exposing the cant that attends the 'new rationality'!bullshit's enema number one.' Tim Adams, Observer 'Hugely…
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'A brilliant, eccentric book.' Observer Book of the Year 'Wheen has a Swiftian relish for exposing the cant that attends the 'new rationality'!bullshit's enema number one.' Tim Adams, Observer 'Hugely enjoyable!delightful reading.' Ferdinand Mount, Sunday Times 'Lightly and often hilariously told as it is, this book does make it clear that respect for truth and reason is retreating and mumbo-jumbo has a new confidence everywhere!This amusing, intelligent and elegantly argued book is as good a demonstration of the values it defends as could be imagined.' Philip Hensher, Spectator 'This book is a manifesto for rescuing the greatest philosophical movement of the past millennium. You have a choice: either read it or, pre-emptively shred your brain in anticipation of the coming darkness.' Independent on Sunday 'This book is a manifesto for rescuing the greatest philosophical movement of the past millennium. You have a choice: either read it or, pre-emptively shred your brain in anticipation of the coming darkness.' Independent on Sunday 'Such an entertaining writer. Wheen is, one senses, a good man to go tiger-hunting with; it is no less fun to watch him shooting fish in a barrel.' Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph 'Very funny!a brilliant satiric essay.' Will Cohu, Daily Telegraph 'If Wheen's book succeeds in starting to shift the balance between reason and sentimentality, between lavish prompts of the heart and the colder ones of the brain, between rigorous analysis and twaddled cloaked in obscurity, then I think the ghost of Jefferson will have every right, every reason, to be proud of him.' David McKie, Guardian 'This book is a well-informed polemic that most enjoyably challenges you to think. Wheen cuts a Jonathan Swift-like swathe through the morass of tosh, hogwash, and it could be added, bulls**t that threatens to clog our minds.' Peter Lewis, Daily Mail Francis Wheen is the intelligent sceptic's intelligent sceptic, and How Mumbo-Jumbo conquered The World casts a cold eye on fads in government, management and health that have swept the Anglo-Saxon world in the past 20 years. The urge to believe is unstoppable in most of mankind. The abundance of stupidity in this book is enough to make you pine for Ian Paisley.' Jeremy Paxman, Mail on Sunday 'One of the best reads you are likely to read this winter, full of spark and fine writing. FT Francis Wheen also writes about Samuel Huntington in the Independent magazine's 'Heroes & Villains' column. His piece on 'mad theories making a come back and politicians helping' ran in the Sunday Times News Review.
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#1
amazing book, great stocking filler - HOT
#2
ordered thanks:thumbsup:
#3
ordered thx OP
#4
Should be required reading for all users of this site...
#5
This post is a novel in itself
#6
Thanks amibees. :thumbsup:

Can someone explain why, when I add heat, it only ever increases by 1 degree on all deals that I have applied it to? :?
I can understand the odd glitch but not everytime I do it. :o
#7
The amount of heat added depends on your profile - in particular, whether you have posted any deals yourself.
#8
pibpob;6963533
The amount of heat added depends on your profile - in particular, whether you have posted any deals yourself.

Thanks pibpob. :thumbsup:
Seems daft that a HUKD member not having posted a deal before should have any effect on whether that member can vote by more than 1 degree on other deals or not.
The only criteria should be whether that member finds that particular deal a good one or not.
I need to read up on the site faqs again methinks. :)

PS. If I'm restricted to 1 degree heat when I vote, what is the maximum heat that can be applied by other 'deal posting' members?
#9
At face value this is a good deal but when I checked the "1stars" on Amazon Wheen apparently rubbishs Pilger, Im a fan of Pilger and some of the other post imply Wheen is not a true Guardian corresponent/writer
#10
Quoting praise from the Daily Mail(!) and a quote that can be read either way from Paxo drops this off my Xmas list.
#11
anglo;6963722
Seems daft that a HUKD member not having posted a deal before should have any effect on whether that member can vote by more than 1 degree on other deals or not.
It's not daft - it's a canny way of keeping the site rolling by encouraging people to post deals, because then they get a little thrill by watching the temperature change by more than one degree when they rate a deal.

The threshold at which deals become hot and therefore appear on the front page is also variable - this will depend on how much the retailers pay the website.

No such thing as a free lunch!
#12
pibpob;6966089
It's not daft - it's a canny way of keeping the site rolling by encouraging people to post deals, because then they get a little thrill by watching the temperature change by more than one degree when they rate a deal.

Flip side = possibly discouraging people from voting at all because there is no incentive in watching the temp increase by just 1 degree when they (try to) rate that deal and just end up not voting on future deals.
I guess we just agree to differ on this one. :)
#13
I think most people are much more interested in seeing the deals than voting on them.

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