JACOB MIKANOWSKI is a writer and historian currently living in Chicago.
PURE AMERICAN CRAZY: Errol Morriss TabloidBy Jacob Mikanowski
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.