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The New Yorker’s George Packer

June 19, 2013

GUEST: GEORGE PACKER

The New Yorker staff reporter GEORGE PACKER examines the economic and cultural health of the United States’ last 40 years through the stories of several, varied Americans. He writes about the cost of Freedom, of failing and starting again – and the potential illusions that come with this promise. Packer’s examples of the decline of the banking, education, and manufacturing institutions are seen through the eyes of a son of tobacco farmers, a Rust Belt factory worker, Silicon Valley billionaire, and colorful high-profile celebrities. His new book is “The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.”

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