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Arts & Culture

An Hour With Kurt Andersen

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Kurt Andersen's new book is Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire. It's a 500-year history "of America jumping the shark." The idea, largely, is that our present post-fact, fake-news moment is... nothing new.

This hour, we look back at the history. We look at our present -- which is to say, we look at our present president: "To describe [Trump] is practically to summarize this book," Andersen says in Fantasyland. And we wonder if there's any way to regain and retain reality in America.

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  • Kurt Andersen - Author of Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire -- A 500-Year History and the host and co-creator of Studio360

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

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