The Unwinding

Author: George Packer
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466836954
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In The Unwinding, George Packer, author of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq, tells the story of the United States over the past three decades in an utterly original way, with his characteristically sharp eye for detail and gift for ...

Betrayed

Author: George Packer
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573662878
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Based on Packer's account in 'The New Yorker', this book is a morally complex drama that explores, in the Iraqis' own words, the ways in which we have already abandoned them.

The Writer S Response A Reading Based Approach To Writing

Author: Stephen McDonald
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305100255
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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, covers the history of
America from 1978 to 2012. In the following selection, Packer discusses the “
common temptation” to think that things in American life have gotten worse and
cautions the reader to balance all that has gone right with what has gone wrong.
It's a common temptation of middle age to think that the present is significantly
worse than the past—to mistake a herniated disc in the L4-L5 region with
America's declining ...

American Foreign Policy

Author: Jean-Francois Drolet
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526116510
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17 On the historical and intellectual roots of the contemporary Tea Party in the
United States, see J. Lepore, The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's
Revolution and the Battle Over American History (Princeton: Princeton University
Press, 2010); G. Packer, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America (
New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2013). 18 See Suri, Liberty's Surest
Guardian. 19 For discussions of Kissinger and Obama in this context, see Suri,
Henry Kissinger and ...

American Tricksters

Author: William J. Jackson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877336
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126. see George Packer, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America (
new York: macmillan, 2013). see the chapter “Total War: newt Gingrich” in Part
One. 127. cover-ups are a type of tricky suppressive activity deserving a category
all its own. The Watergate cover-up, the cover-up by Army brass of Pat Tillman's
death by friendly fire, the silencing of whistleblowers, ciA destruction of tapes of
interrogations, the deleting of emails, the shredding of memos, the
disappearance of ...

Ambition In America

Author: Jeffrey A. Becker
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813145066
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New York: Basic Books, 1974. O'Donovan, Oliver. The Problem of Self-Love in St.
Augustine. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1980. Olson, Mancur. The Logic of
Collective Action: Public Goods and the Logic of Groups. Cambridge, MA:
Harvard University Press, 1965. Packer, George. The Unwinding: An Inner
History ofthe New America. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013. Pangle,
Thomas L. The Spirit ofModern Republicanism: The Moral Vision ofthe American
Founders ...

Slow Road To Brownsville

Author: David Reynolds
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1771640537
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Barack Obama says it— and there are signs that even some Republicans in
Congress are beginning to agree with him. George Packer says it mov- ingly in
his excellent book The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America. And
Robert B. Reich, former U.S. Labor Sec- retary, says it and explains it with great
clarity in the Observer of February 23, 2014: “Widening inequality is making it
harder for the poor to escape poverty and thwarting equal opportu- nity. . . When
almost all the ...

The Trickle Down Delusion

Author: John Seip
Publisher: UPA
ISBN: 0761867449
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George Packer, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America (New York:
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux; 2013), p. 346. 25. See at Senator Elizabeth Warren's
website the text of her speech, titled “Senator Warren's Remarks at AFL-CIO
National Summit on Raising Wages,” January 7, 2015. 26. See Joseph Stiglitz, in
an interview conducted by Alexander Jung and Thomas Schultz, published in “
The American Dream Has Become a Myth,” Spiegel Online, October 2, 2012. See
also ...

The Hamlet Fire

Author: Bryant Simon
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1620972395
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12. Coclanis and Kyriakoudes, “Selling Which South?,” 96; and Jane Ruffin, “A
World Apart: Economic growth of North Carolina's rural areas,” Business North
Carolina (April 1992). See also George Packer, The Unwinding: An Inner History
of the New America (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013). 39. Gordon
Edes, “From Hamlet to Megalopolis: Dodgers' Franklin Stubbs Seems to Have
Arrived to Stay,” Los Angeles Times, June 18, 1996; and author interview with
Martin Quick.