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George Packer Discusses America’s “Unwinding”

George Packer Discusses America’s “Unwinding”

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June 20 2013 2:57 PM

America Unwound

George Packer discusses his new book The Unwinding, live at Politics & Prose.

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Listen to George Packer discuss his new book, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America:


George Packer, a New Yorker staff writer known for his brilliant coverage of the Iraq War, turns his attention to problems here at home in his new book The Unwinding. In this appearance at Politics & Prose, Packer discusses how the breakdown of the post-war social contract is playing out for real people across the United States.

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