Maybe you've wondered a bit about the American psyche. We do get ourselves into some pickles, like wars without clear winners, and political deadlocks, and people spreading information that isn't true and calling it news.
Psychologist Bryant Welch wants to put the country on the couch, and does, in a sense, in State of Confusion: Political Manipulation and the Assault on the American Mind.
If you're familiar with the term "gaslighting," you'll recognize right away what the book is about. It was first published ten years ago, and has been updated.
Bryant Welch joins us to expand on the ideas.