Don't Get Fooled Again - The Sceptic's Guide to Life

Author(s): Richard Wilson

Self-help

Turned off by pseudo-science, moral panics, conspiracy theories or 1,001 ways to 'discover the inner you'? Richard Wilson offers a balm - sceptics of the world, unite!We live in a supposedly rational age, yet crazy ideas are increasingly mainstream. New Age peddlers claim to cure Aids with vitamin tablets. Media gatekeepers stoke panic and regurgitate corporate press releases in the name of 'balance'. Wild-eyed men in sandwich boards tell us that it's all the Israelis' fault. When searching for information about the death of his sister in Burundi, Richard Wilson was asked 'But do you think there really is such a thing as the truth about what happened?' Postmodernist relativism, too, has planted deep roots.Even the term 'sceptic' has been appropriated by cranks and conspiracy theorists bent on rewriting history and debunking sound science.There are plenty of people offering to help, from smiling high-street Scientologists offering 'Free Personality Testing' to friendly financiers suggesting we consolidate all our existing loans into one easy monthly payment. We can buy ourselves a skinny latte 24 hours a day. But who can we trust?User-friendly, enjoyable and shot through with polemic, Richard Wilson's book cuts through this miasma of nonsense and searches for a positive solution.


Product Information

Reviews for his first book, 'Titanic Express': "'Incredibly moving' Ziauddin Sardar, Independent 'An astonishing chronicle' Bronwen Maddox, The Times 'I have watched in growing admiration how, with dogged persistence, Richard Wilson has conducted a singular crusade, not just to bring his sister's murderers to justice, but to understand who they were and why they killed her.' Jon Swain, Sunday Times"

Richard Wilson read Philosophy at University College London. His first book, Titanic Express, recounts his search for the truth about the death of his sister Charlotte, who was killed in Burundi in 2000. He now works for a human rights organisation and lives in London with his wife, Heleen.

General Fields

  • : 9781848310148
  • : Icon Books
  • : Icon Books
  • : September 2008
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard Wilson
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 240