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In an age where academics are often accused of using flamboyant, perplexing, and jargon-filled language, Tad Delay's The Cynic & The Fool proves quite the opposite. By managing to avoid both typical liberal platitudes and the complex language of Lacanian psychoanalysis, Delay demonstrates an intellectualism that we in the Learning & Development prize, an intellect that brings clarity out of complicated subject matter.. Conservatives have their doubts about higher education, claiming that professors have lost their intellectual humility. Again, Delay is an example of the opposite. He "desires to incite something: questioning, doubting, or rethinking on occasion"12. The difference between "God is Unconscious" - half of which may be difficult for those unfamiliar with psychoanalysis - and this work shows the range of Delay's communicative abilities. This book is for anyone that desires to know and anyone who seeks a clear understanding of the political theology of our troubling times.