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In This Episode

Happy Birthday, America! As we near the 245th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we’re going to take a look at what drives American exceptionalism.

Our national character is defined by optimism and a belief in the impossible, but what happens when that can-do spirit devolves into magical-thinking and a refusal to accept empirical evidence that’s contrary to one’s beliefs? Ohio recently became a powerful example of this kind of conspiracist thinking.

On this episode of Dear Ohio, Spectrum News 1 anchor Curt Jackson interviews Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland, who explains why sometimes rejecting reality can be as American as the 4th of July.

About the Podcast

Our political system can feel like a complicated and gridlocked machine that we have little ability to influence. The truth is, you CAN change things when you know how. Enter Spectrum News 1 Anchor Curtis Jackson, who brings to the table decades of experience covering political news and events. Join him for meaningful conversations with decision-makers that will give you the tools you need to make your voice heard on the most important issues we face in Ohio.

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