Talking bunk with Kevin Young.

The Best Way to Concoct a Hoax

The Best Way to Concoct a Hoax

Getting to know the real Donald Trump.
Nov. 17 2017 12:08 PM

A History of Bunk

It’s important to understand the underlying nature of conspiracy theories and hoaxes, because our president loves them.


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Jacob Weisberg talks to Kevin Young, director of the Schomburg Center and poetry editor at the New Yorker, about his new book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.

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