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Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire w/Dr. Dennis Patrick Slattery

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Karen Tate

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It is my great pleasure tonight to have with me, Dr. Dennis Patrick Slattery, Emeritus Faculty, Mythological Studies Program at pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA discussing Kurt Anderson's Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500 Year History.  Subjects we'll be discussing tonight include: 

What America's history, beginning with its origin, brought Fantasy Thinking to the extreme level we witness today

The accelerated rise of the individual and beliefs as "true if I say it is true"

The loss or marginalizing of an objective reality everyone can agree on

Wanting the magic now: instant gratification and its consequences

Technology feeds the fantastic by encouraging people to seekout the magical and the miraculous

The shaping of a new myth is developing as a result of truth's relativemerits and the demise of an objective truth

The rise of the make-believe community

The loss of a literate and reflective citizenry

If you've been looking "out there" and wondering we got to where we are, this show might offer many insights....please tune in!F