The phrase ‘too clever by half’ was coined for such things.
Take Twelve Monkeys as an antidote to this poison. If there is not enough improvement, take Brazil too.
In case of side effects from the above double dose, Burn After Reading might help. But be sure to know your allergies before you take it.
For preemptive, I mean preventive, purposes, it is advisable to periodically take The Quiet American. Beware, however, that you have to take the 2002 version, not the 1958 version. The latter is prescribed by many quacks who practice intellectual euthanasia.
As a final resort, you should take the Mr. Neutron episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. If that doesn’t help, I am afraid there is not much hope.