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How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World

A Short History of Modern Delusions

The book critically examines the rise of irrational beliefs and pseudo-science in contemporary society, exploring how unreason has permeated politics, economics, and culture since the 1970s. It delves into various topics, including the decline of reason in public discourse, the influence of New Age philosophies, and the impact of market fundamentalism.

Key points:

1. Rise in Irrational Thinking: Wheen notes a worrying increase in superstition and illogical beliefs in the late 20th century, despite scientific progress.

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