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'Playing with Fire' chronicles 1968 in America, eschewing easy answers to complex questions

Americans entering their second year of the Trump presidency – a year of crazed tweets, historically low approval ratings, many attempts at punitive legislation, and deepening criminal investigations – could be forgiven, in their exhaustion and despair, for thinking that they are living through the most savage and chaotic time in the country's history. Playing with Fire:, the new book by Lawrence O'Donnell, will serve as an eye-opening reminder that things could be much, much worse.

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