How We Got to "Post-Truth" America

Today we continue our social issues segment with our solo presentation, How We Got to "Post-Truth" America.

Kurt Andersen's new best-seller is Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire – A 500-Year History. How did we get here? In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen shows that what's happening in our country today—this post-factual, "fake news" moment we're all living through—is not something new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character. America was founded by wishful dreamers, magical thinkers, and true believers, by hucksters and their suckers. Fantasy is deeply embedded in our DNA.

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