America Comes Apart (Sat) George Packer

Have decades of social, political and economic change in the United States wrecked its social cohesion and a sense of community? How does the American dream work today?

 

George Packer is the author, most recently, of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, a New York Times bestseller, which won the National Book Award for non-fiction in 2013. He has published four other works of non-fiction, including The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, which received several prizes and was named one of the ten best books of 2005 by The New York Times Book Review; two novels; and a play, Betrayed, based on a New Yorker article, which ran five months Off Broadway in 2008 and won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. He is the editor of The Fight Is for Democracy: Winning the War of Ideas in America and the World, and of a two-volume edition of George Orwell’s essays. Packer has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2003. 

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