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Jacob Mikanowski

JACOB MIKANOWSKI is a writer and historian currently living in Chicago.

PURE AMERICAN CRAZY: Errol Morris’s Tabloid

Over the span of his career, Errol Morris has been two different directors. One is an epistemologist, a clear-eyed, if somewhat bemused, analytical philosopher, whose main preoccupations are the nature of truth, the limits of evidence, the fallibility of perception and the pitfalls of self-delusion. The other is an ethnologist of vernacular American craziness.

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The Brooklyn Rail

DEC 19-JAN 20

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