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The Cultural Factors Driving America's Departure From Reality

Aug 08, 2017 | 11 videos
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Kurt Andersen’s cover story “How America Lost Its Mind argues that “being American means we can believe anything we want.” This is due to a combination of the new-age mentality born out of the 1960s that encouraged Americans to find their own truth and the internet age, which has allowed us to create communities that reinforce our beliefs. According to Andersen, the perfect manifestation of America’s journey away from reality is the election of Donald Trump.

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Authors: Nicolas Pollock, Sophia Myszkowski, Kurt Andersen

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