Special Guest: Rebecca Solnit

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Kurt Andersen and the historian Rebecca Solnit get seduced by the cultural landscape of the American West.

Rebecca Solnit has dedicated her career to the American landscape. She helped re-photograph the sites made famous by Ansel Adams, to see how the Western vistas have changed. As a writer, art critic, curator, and political activist, she's explored land from Yosemite National Park to Nevada 's nuclear test sites. Solnit is the author of Savage Dreams: A Journey into the Landscape Wars of the American West, as well as Wanderlust and Hollow City.