UntermyerDiscussion of “Fantasyland,” American politics and culture

Discussion with Kurt Andersen '76

Kurt Andersen ’76 was President of the Lampoon while at Harvard and is a novelist, essayist and editor.  His recent book, “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire” provides a 500 year perspective of the morphing of U.S. politics into show business, providing a riveting understanding of today’s political and cultural landscape.  Also of note, Andersen co-authored with Alec Baldwin “You Can’t Spell America Without ME,” a satirical spin on Donald Trump’s first year in office.  According to Walter Isaacson (Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, DaVinci), “Fantasyland” “is an important book -- the indispensable book for understanding America in the age of Trump.” Andersen’s perspectives should be enlightening and provocative on the eve of midterm elections.

Date: Thursday October 25, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM 
Location: Rye Free Reading Room 
1061 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580
Cost: Free
Who: Open to all