You can go back to the Puritans and realize this country has always had an odd relationship with the truth. Belief in UFO’s, the Loch Ness Monster and alligators in the sewers have always been with us. But Kurt Anderson, author of Fantasyland, argues we’re living through a time when “falsehoods, untruths and fantasies are rampant,” when “the preposterous, the untrue, the unproven and the false has been allowed to freely flow into the American discourse” as never before. 

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