The Little Book Of Cynics

by Derek Thompson,

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  • 9781906051006
  • 9781848398184
  • 9781326204013

Cynics are as old as Man himself. Ancient sources tell of Adam who, when seeing Eve for the first time, muttered, "Uh-oh. There goes Free Will." If Adam was indeed the father of the human race - and, as such, the progenitor of cynicism - is it any surprise his children are just like him? Nowadays, the word 'cynic' has been relegated to a synonym of 'doubter', 'pessimist' or 'sceptic'. But, given our modern preoccupations with pleasure, fame, fortune and power, maybe we need cynics more than ever. Perhaps theirs is that small, sane voice amid the roar of instant gratification, 24-hour television, media manipulation and marketing. Or perhaps we just wanted to sell a book. But, of course - we're not that cynical. Are we?

  • Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited; September 2007
  • ISBN 9781848398184
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  • Title: The Little Book Of Cynics
  • Author: Derek Thompson; David French
  • Imprint: Crombie Jardine
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781906051006
  • 9781848398184
  • 9781326204013
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781906051006
  • 9781848398184
  • 9781326204013