Presidential Campaigns Look Back, But Was America’s Past Better? – WBUR

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Exterior of the first Famous Players Film Studio at 213 West 26th Street, New York City, 1915. Horse-drawn carriages sit in the street. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Exterior of the first Famous Players Film Studio at 213 West 26th Street, New York City, 1915. Horse-drawn carriages sit in the street. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Donald Trump talks of “making America great again.” Derek Thompson, a senior editor at The Atlantic, has looked back in U.S. history – specifically to the year 1915 – to find that most things, except for the work commute, were much harder back then. He speaks with Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson.

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Presidential Campaigns Look Back, But Was America’s Past Better? – WBUR