Kurt Andersen had good reason to be angry with himself for having missed the biggest story of his life. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, where he was editor of the Harvard Lampoon. For the last four decades he has been a multi-faceted journalist — architecture and design critic for Time; founder of satire magazine Spy; editor-in-chief of New York; creator of award-winning programme on public radio, et al. Also, author of several novels and best-selling books of historical fiction, most recently Fantasyland, a history of the last 500 years of America highlighting its peculiar susceptibility to falsehood and illusion.
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First Published: Thu, October 29 2020. 01:27 IST