American writer Kurt Andersen talks about the role of creativity in the Trumping of America. Besides writing novels, he has opined on America’s political landscape for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and his own Spy Magazine. Kurt Anderson is host and co-creator of Studio 360, a New-York based culture magazine show. His latest books explore a certain peculiarity in America’s DNA: a deep passion for fiction and fantasy. He delves into the complexities of this unshakeable character trait in Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire and You Can’t Spell America Without Me, a book he co-wrote with actor Alec Baldwin, our favorite Trump impersonator. Read these books and you will understand the United States in the age of the country’s 45th president.
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