KURT ANDERSEN's latest books are Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-year History and, with Alec Baldwin, You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump.
His novels are True Believers, Heyday, winner of the Langum Prize for Historical Fiction and a New York Times bestseller, and the national bestseller Turn of the Century. He's also the author of Reset: How This Crisis Can Restore Our Values and The Real Thing. In addition, he is host and co-creator of the Peabody Award-winning public radio program and podcast Studio 360.
He also co-founded Spy magazine, among other startups, and served as editor-in-chief of New York. He has been a critic and cultural columnist for The New Yorker and Time. He has also created television shows and pilots, and written screenplays and stage plays. He currently contributes regularly to Vanity Fair, Time, and The New York Times.
Although Donald Trump won the White House with a vow to reinvigorate a manufacturing base essential for America’s future, he failed to stanch the torrent of U.S. corporations absconding to countries with abysmal working conditions and lax environmental regulations.