Complaint: From Minor Moans to Principled Protests

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Profile Books Limited, 2010 - Complaints (Rhetoric) - 148 pages
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Complaint can be a powerful political tool. Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King both used it to drive social change. So why do we moan about increasingly trivial things - like the weather or public transport? Do Brits complain less than Americans? Do men and women complain about different things? What is the best way to complain? From Adam and Eve to the Iraq War, Baggini analyzes precisely what we complain about, how and why. You can't complain about that!

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In a short work that's part of Profile Books' "Big Ideas" series, Baggini (Atheism: A Very Short Introduction) examines a common occurrence in our daily lives: complaining. Often, our complaints are ... Read full review

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The concept is fine: a Malcolm Gladwell-style pop-science look at the psychology and social history of complaint would have made for a fascinating little book. But Julian Baggini's short entry - very ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Julian Baggini is a British philosopher and writer. He is the author of Welcome to Everytown and The Pig that Wants to be Eaten... and is a co-founder and editor of The Philosophers' Magazine. He has written for The Guardian, The Independent and many other publications, and is a regular guest on BBC Radio 4.

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