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The Stories We Told Ourselves: American Politics In 2016’s Movies





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We tend to love platitudes about fiction. Ken Kesey has been quoted saying, “To hell with facts! We need stories!” The late Alan Rickman declared that “it’s a human need to be told stories.” Joan Didion’s rendition of the same sentiment may be the most famous: “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”

It’s easy to deem 2016 a year of unpleasant stories. In America, we recounted prized anecdotes read more >>>

Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

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