The Age of American Unreason in a Culture of Lies
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Mike talks with Susan Jacoby, an independent scholar specializing in the history of reason, atheism, secularism, and religious liberty. She’s the bestselling author of 12 books, including ‘[Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism](’ and ‘The Age of American Unreason’, which just came out in a new, updated edition titled [‘The Age of American Unreason in a Culture of Lies](’. They discuss American anti-intellectualism, the meaning of unreason, if unreason has become a bigger problem in recent years, whether this is a bipartisan phenomenon, if Donald Trump is an aberration or a sign of things to come, and lots more. [Susan Jacoby’s Website]( **Listener support helps make The Politics Guys possible.** If you’re interested in supporting the show, go to []( and click on the Patreon or PayPal link.