For more than two decades, Helen Razer has been broadcasting and writing her way into disagreement of various scales. She has been employed as a contributor by The Age and The Australian, and is now a columnist on dissent with Crikey and gardening correspondent for The Saturday Paper. Helen has produced four previous books of humorous non-fiction and her frequently published thoughts on the impotence of current public debate are extended in A Short History of Stupid.
Bernard Keane has been Crikey's correspondent and politics editor in Canberra since 2008, writing on politics, media and economics. Before joining Crikey he was a policy adviser and speech-writer in transport and communications. He is the author of the e-book War on the Internet and the novel Surveillance.
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