As Morris explains, a society that builds powerful, secretive, violent institutions cannot also be an honest democracy with citizens who demand to know the truth — and what better way to deliver this message than an uncanny, six-part, binge-worthy, murder mystery. How did our belief in democratic ideals get warped into what Errol Morris terms the “bat shit craziness” of the Trump era? LARB Radio Hour: Errol Morris Explores the Death of Truth in America, Past and Present
By LARB AV – December 15, 2017
It’s the question on everyone’s mind: How the hell did we get here, Donald Trump’s America? LARB’s Tom Lutz talks with Morris about his brilliant new film Wormword, which debuts this week on Netflix, and how it’s tale of an army scientist’s suspicious death in 1953 relates to the current crisis of a government we feel we fundamentally can’t trust. Also, John Freeman returns to recommend Solmaz Sharif’s sublime book of verse, Look.