How America mythologizes war

America has a nostalgic reverence for World War II, which in some ways has shaped our national identity. West Point English professor Elizabeth D. Samet joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the picture of American exceptionalism that emerged post-war, the ways it has shaped domestic and foreign policy, and the myths it created. Her book is called “Looking for the Good War: American Amnesia and the Violent Pursuit of Happiness.”

This episode originally aired on January 10, 2022.