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Columnist Sees America Heading Into Political And Cultural 'Heart Of Darkness'

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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (Evan Vucci/AP)
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Washington Post opinion columnist Elizabeth Bruenig draws some parallels between Joseph Conrad's 1899 novella "Heart of Darkness" and the last few years in America. She sees a growing sense of unease and distrust not just in American politics, but in our democracy as a whole.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Bruenig (@ebruenig) about why she feels this way.

This segment aired on August 6, 2018.

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