Kurt Andersen is co-founder of Spy magazine and the author of several bestselling books, including Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire. We discuss the fantasy industrial complex, new urbanism, and the draw of comforting explanations. We also discuss the relationships between science and fantasy, conspiratorial thinking, links between spirituality and politics, and the cultural legacy of Spy magazine.
Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire
Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America
The Filter episode with Jesse Walker
The Half-life of Facts and
What if we’re wrong
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