This event was recorded at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC, on June 17, 2013. More information is available at http://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/george-packer-unwinding-inner-history-of-new-america
Packer's history of America in the last thirty years intertwines individual stories with larger social currents. Author of the acclaimed The Assassins' Gate and a New Yorker staff writer, Packer profiles Washington insiders and Rust Belt survivors, Southern farmers and Silicon Valley millionaires, showing how people are charting new ways forward as old institutions lose stability and certainties are called into question.
George Packer has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2003. His books include "The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq," which won the New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award and an Overseas Press Club book award, and "Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade."