Unlike other industrialized nations, America values celebrity over governing well. FDR was a rare exception,he became a celebrity because he served America so well. Then there was Reagan, who did great lasting damage to our country yet remains revered as a near saint. On this show Anthony Pahnke talks about the mythologizing of so many former presidents; simple image above complex reality. For example, poor Herbert Hoover did a lot of good but all we know is “Hoovervilles.” And now for the myth of Trump!

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