Will Donald Trump Be the Peacenik President? Was He Elected Dictator? And What's the Deal with Thanksgiving?

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And we've talked with food historian Rachel Laudan about the origins of Thanksgiving as a uniquely American meal designed to give the finger to European elites.

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