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Fantasyland How America Went Haywire : A 500-year History By Andersen, Kurt eBook - 2017

An interesting and engaging book. Well worth the read. I really enjoyed the historic overview. I think by going through history and showing the magical thinking in America from the colonial period through the 1950's, he undercuts his case that the 1960's pushed America further into unreality, but it is handy to have a comprehensive guide to our past. There were things in it that I disagreed with, such as I don't see adults wearing Halloween costumes as a big deal (full disclosure, I am one such adult). I also wish he would have gotten more into how reason can be misused to confirm our own biases. I did enjoy it, however. The writing was funny and it has given me a lot to think about and talk over.

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