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.
- Kurt Andersen - Author of Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire -- A 500-Year History and the host and co-creator of Studio360
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired October 19, 2017.