The Politics of Stupid

The politics of a lifestyle that isn't working for millions of people is as real as it
gets. ... Being completely clear about the Politics of Stupid is the answer if you are
: fat unfit exhausted diseased hate the way you look and feel desperately want to
 ...

Author: Susan Powter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416585336

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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Susan Powter is back with her finest work yet! The Politics of Stupid is a revolutionary weight-loss program that shows people how they can reclaim their bodies and their brains. From food manufacturers to huge government lobbies to the fitness and diet industries, Powter illuminates why obesity is epidemic, and why millions of people are suffering the unnecessary consequences of being overfat and unfit. Inside this book you will learn: Who is the most powerful consumer in America's $276 billion food industry. Susan Powter's Lifestyle X-change program -- a revolutionary, interactive Web-supported program that tells the simple truth about weight loss and is refreshingly Susan Powter. How to motivate yourself to perform thirty minutes of regular cardio and strength training six days a week and achieve maximum results! With outrageous, uproarious humor that is Susan's trademark style, The Politics of Stupid is ultimately Susan's real-life, commonsense approach to weight loss. Readers will find she is "Stopping the Insanity" better than ever!
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Stupidity in Politics

It seems that stupidity is ubiquitous, unable to be contained within or attributed to one specific political position, personal trait, or even ignorance and erroneous reasoning Undertaking a theoretical investigation of stupidity, this book ...

Author: Nobutaka Otobe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138588431

Category:

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Stupidity permeates our perception and practice of politics. We frequently accuse politicians, bureaucrats, journalists, voters, "elites," and "the masses" for their stupidities. In fact, it is not only "populist politicians," "sensational journalism," and "uneducated voters" who are accused of stupidity. Similar accusations can be, and in fact have been, made concerning those who criticize them as well. It seems that stupidity is ubiquitous, unable to be contained within or attributed to one specific political position, personal trait, or even ignorance and erroneous reasoning Undertaking a theoretical investigation of stupidity, this book challenges the assumption that stupidity can be avoided. Otobe argues that the very ubiquity of stupidity implies its unavoidability - that we cannot contain it in such domains as error, ignorance, or "post-truth." What we witness is rather that one's reasoning can be sound, evidence-based, and stupid. In revealing this unavoidability, he contends that stupidity is an ineluctable problem not only of politics, but also of thinking. We become stupid because we think: It is impossible to distinguish a priori stupid thought from upright, righteous thought. Moreover, the failure to address the unavoidability of stupidity leads political theory to the failure to acknowledge the productive moments that experiences of stupidity harbor within. Such productive moments constitute the potential of stupidity - that radical new ideas can emerge out of our seemingly banal and stupid thinking in our daily political activity.
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Music Video and the Politics of Representation

However, whereas the video places the blame for being stupid squarely on the
shoulders of individual women, Firestone sees the definition of stupidity as part
and parcel of structural sexed oppression. She argues that: When women begin
to ...

Author: Diane Railton

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748633241

Category: Music

Page: 184

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How can we engage critically with music video and its role in popular culture? What do contemporary music videos have to tell us about patterns of cultural identity today? Based around an eclectic series of vivid case studies, this fresh and timely examination is an entertaining and enlightening analysis of the forms, pleasures, and politics that music videos offer. In rethinking some classic approaches from film studies and popular music studies and connecting them with new debates about the current 'state' of feminism and feminist theory, Railton and Watson show why and how we should be studying music videos in the twenty-first century. Through its thorough overview of the music video as a visual medium, this is an ideal textbook for Media Studies students and all those with an interest in popular music and cultural studies.
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Cold War Criticism and the Politics of Skepticism

pretend convincingly to be dumb" (xii).6 In short, rhetorical readers insist self-
consciously on the fact that they are aware of the inevitable errors in
interpretation not so as to improve their interpretations, which cannot be made
more accurate ...

Author: Tobin Siebers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195359925

Category: Literary Criticism

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In Cold War Criticism and the Politics of Skepticism, Tobin Siebers claims that modern criticism is a Cold War criticism. Postwar literary theory has absorbed the skepticism, suspicion, and paranoia of the Cold War mentality, and it plays them out in debates about the divided self, linguistic indeterminacy, the metaphysics of presence, multiculturalism, canon formation, power, cultural literacy, and the politics of literature. The major critical movements of the postwar age, Siebers argues, belong to three dominant phases of the Cold War era. The age of charismatic leadership characterized by Churchill, FDR, Stalin, and Hitler lies behind the preoccupation with "intention," "affect," and "impersonality" found in the New Criticism. The age of propaganda motivates the fascination with the guiles of language, undecidability, and deconstruction. The age of superpowers provides the dominant metaphor in the new historicism's analysis of the technology of power. All three ages of criticism reflect the skepticism of the Cold War mentality, and this skepticism, Siebers posits, has impaired the ability of literary theorists to talk about the politics of criticism in an effective way. A trenchant analysis of postwar theory, Siebers's work presents a new view of the politics of criticism and a surprising vision of what theory must do if it is to enter the post Cold War era successfully.
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Politics of Possibility

questions of stupidity. And even the most sublime literature is aware of it. In an
inverted form, Henry James is very compelled by questions of stupidity and
intelligence and of how one can tell them apart. Stupidity is a very slippery
signifier and ...

Author: Gary A. Olson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317253853

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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In the probing interviews in this vibrant new book, eminent scholars struggle with some of the most crucial issues facing contemporary intellectuals. Poststructuralist philosopher Judith Butler discusses the pain of rigorous intellectual work, saying that it is necessarily extremely hard labor, as she examines the intersection of discourse and political action. Award-winning filmmaker, philosopher, and social theorist David Theo Goldberg reviews his life s work, especially on issues of racism. Literary critic and feminist philosopher Avital Ronell sets out to disrupt the standard logic of signification, to force readers into fresh ways of perceiving a subject at hand. Postcolonial theorist Homi Bhabha discusses how critical literacy is intimately connected to the question of democratic representation, and he elaborates on how cultural difference can lead to a politics of discrimination. And neo-Marxist cultural critic Slavoj i ek takes readers on an exhilarating journey through a wide range of critical subjects."
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Just How Stupid Are We

No more than one in seven can find Iraq on a map. Just how stupid are we? Pretty stupid. In Just How Stupid Are We?, best-selling author Rick Shenkman takes aim at our great national piety: the wisdom of the American people.

Author: Rick Shenkman

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458775801

Category: History

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Fifty percent of Americans can name four characters from ¢¬The Simpsons,¢¬ but only two out of five can name all three branches of the federal government. No more than one in seven can find Iraq on a map. Just how stupid are we? Pretty stupid. In Just How Stupid Are We?, best-selling author Rick Shenkman takes aim at our great national piety: the wisdom of the American people. American democracy is as direct as it's ever been¢¬"but voters are misusing, abusing, and abdicating their political power. At once a powerful indictment of voter apathy and political indifference, Just How Stupid Are We? also provides concrete proposals for reforming our institutions¢¬"the government, the media, civic organizations, political parties¢¬"to make them work better for the American people. But first, Shenkman argues, we must reform ourselves.
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It s Democracy Stupid

But despite Labour's dominance, and despite the wave of energy and
enthusiasm which accompanied their election in 1997, confidence in politicians
and political institutions continues to wane. More people voted in last year's Big
Brother TV ...

Author: Tom Bentley

Publisher: Demos

ISBN: 9781841800851

Category: Democracy

Page: 16

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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

Stupidity , from which they suffer . on the other hand , was persistent , and ,
marshalled by able leaders , was a great political force . The distinction between
the two classes does not seem to be between stupidity and its opposite , but
between ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119140528

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The London Review and Weekly Journal of Politics Literature Art Society

and instead of spinning silk , like stupid silk - worms , the whole community will “
Who writes of snobs should be himself ... War and folly is himself a fool ; " and "
Who praises stupidity is himself a prince and death rage in the factory , and lead
to ...

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ISBN: PRNC:32101074880293

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Stupidity

The question of authenticity ' s complicity with stupidity will be taken up shortly .
For the present we might bear in mind that Heidegger only ever used the word “
stupidity ” in order to refer to his political involvement , his Dummheit of 1933 - 34
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Author: Avital Ronell

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054155323

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 366

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"Avital Ronell's work studies the fading empire of cognition, modulating stupidity into idiocy, puerility, and the figure of the ridiculous philosopher instituted by Kant. Investigating ignorance, dumbfoundedness, and the limits of reason, Stupidity probes the pervasive practice of theory-bashing and related forms of paranoid aggression. A section on prolonged and debilitating illness pushes the text to an edge of a corporeal hermeneutics, "at the limits of what the body knows and tells.""--BOOK JACKET.
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They Think You re Stupid

Discusses the politcal trend of voters not identifying with political parties, and offers suggestions for finding a voice in the politcal arena.

Author: Herman Cain

Publisher: Stroud & Hall Publishers

ISBN: 9780974537603

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Discusses the politcal trend of voters not identifying with political parties, and offers suggestions for finding a voice in the politcal arena.
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The Politics of M Othering

Birago Diop “The most stupid of all animals that fly, walk and swim, that live
beneath the ground, in water, or in the air, are undoubtedly crocodiles, which
crawl on land and walk at the bottom of the water... And this, for no other reason
than that ...

Author: Obioma Nnaemeka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134774388

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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This collection is a study of African literature framed by the central, and multi-faceted, idea of 'mother' - motherland, mothertongue, motherwit, motherhood, mothering - looking at the paradoxical location of (m)other as both central and marginal. Whilst the volume stands as a sustained feminist analysis, it engages feminist theory itself by showing how issues in feminism are, in African literature, recast in different and complex ways.
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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

For stupidity is the most conspicuous quality Bill will not satisfy Labour , while it
displeases those which Ministers have ... to least among them the absence of any
unified system of contribute to the Political Fund of the Union , and thought .

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ISBN: IOWA:31858016628491

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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science Art and Finance

Here his comparison of books to men seems to hold neighbours say . ” It is
saddening to think that a year must elapse good . Stupidity in man is invincible ,
and , according to the Ger- before this writer can enjoy such another opportunity
of ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112109672136

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Stupid Conservatives

136 The Politics of Deception The reelection campaign of Mayor Becky Miller of
Carrollton, Texas, had a comfortable nine~point lead going into the election until
the Dallas Morning News pointed out some questionable biographical bullet ...

Author: Leland Gregory

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449410469

Category: Humor

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Leland Gregory's 17 previous humor collections with AMP are all in print and all are staples on the humor backlist, including Stupid American History, which was a New York Times best-seller, and Stupid History, which has shipped over 130,000 copies. Silly, shocking, weird, and hilariously funny, the one- or two-paragraph anecdotes that comprise Gregory's new anthology of stupid things said and done by American conservatives--politicians, citizens, journalists, professionals, workers, anyone who stands to the right of center--are culled from print, online, and broadcast media from all over the world. Here's a sample: * "When I see a 9/11 victim family on television, or whatever, I'm just like, 'Oh shut up.' I'm so sick of them because they're always complaining." --Glenn Beck, September 9, 2005
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Rascally Signs in Sacred Places

All, regardless of age, were from traditional Granada families recently eliminated
from political power. In Jesuit ... parents' lives and cultural preferences—“an old
literature, an old politics of stupid ideas,” as Pablo Antonio Cuadra put it in 1931.

Author: David E. Whisnant

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807866269

Category: History

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David Whisnant provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamic relationship between culture, power, and policy in Nicaragua over the last 450 years. Spanning a broad spectrum of popular and traditional expressive forms--including literature, music, film, and broadcast media--the book explores the evolution of Nicaraguan culture, its manipulation for political purposes, and the opposition to cultural policy by a variety of marginalized social and regional groups. Within the historical narrative of cultural change over time, Whisnant skillfully discusses important case studies of Nicaraguan cultural politics: the consequences of the unauthorized removal of archaeological treasures from the country in the nineteenth century; the perennial attempts by political factions to capitalize on the reputation of two venerated cultural figures, poet Ruben Dario and rebel General Augusto C. Sandino; and the ongoing struggle by Nicaraguan women for liberation from traditional gender relations. Originally published in 1995. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
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The Politics of Cultural Despair

stock-in-trade of the National Socialists, Gleichen and Stadtler denounced the
stupidity of all parliamentarians, led as they were by stupid and selfish bosses. If
one knew "that in a certain way the party struggles [were] artificially developed," ...

Author: Fritz Stern

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Germany

Page: 367

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The Politics of Cultural Despair

stock-in-trade of the National Socialists, Gleichen and Stadtler denounced the
stupidity of all parliamentarians, led as they were by stupid and selfish bosses. If
one knew "that in a certain way the party struggles [were] artificially developed," ...

Author: Fritz Richard Stern

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: National socialism

Page: 367

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Politics of the Lesser Evil

Not only were the colors and the pattern unusually beautiful, but the charisma
one could produce from them also had the magical quality of making everyone
who was unfit for his profession or was unallowably stupid, invisible. That would
be ...

Author: Anton Pelinka

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 141283144X

Category: History

Page: 259

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According to Pelinka, Jaruzelski's politics of democratization in Poland in the 1980s (which led to the first free and competitive elections in a communist system) illustrate personal leadership hampered by democracy. Jaruzelski initiated the roundtable process that transformed Poland into a democracy; yet, this process ultimately ended with his abdication.
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Don t Be Stupid Advice for Young People and a Few Old Fools

However, after taking courses and doing a semester at CBS, I got turned off of the
politics of network news and decided I wanted to be an independent TV producer
. The only way for me was local public access. This gave me the experience I ...

Author: Darlene Lewis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557262212

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Don't be Stupid, advice for young people and some old fools, is a self help, get off your butt and jam type of book. This book is based on observations of teen abandonment, parental neglect, gang life, drug use, loving a loser, abuse, dumb decisions, lack of financial knowledge, media mind control and surviving living in America. It may not be acceptable to many who do not want to change their common ways, but it is great advice and is based on real life situations.
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