Against the Grain

Political Language vs Political Reality

America’s unique place in the world, the dream of prosperity for the hardworking — these are some of the myths that the United States has told about itself, but which critic Eric Cheyfitz argues are now fraying.  He discusses the role of ideology in the U.S., from the American Revolution to the present, and why it is no longer working.


Eric Cheyfitz, The Disinformation Age: The Collapse of Liberal Democracy in the United States Routledge, 2017

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