George Packer

George Packer is an American journalist, novelist, and playwright. He is best known for his writings on U.S. foreign policy, as well as his book 'The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq,' which discusses the events surrounding the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Packer has contributed to The New Yorker and has also written for The New York Times Magazine, Dissent, and Mother Jones, among other publications. He has received several awards, including the National Book Award for Nonfiction for his book 'The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America,' which chronicles the lives of several Americans against the backdrop of significant historical changes from the late 20th century to the early 21st century.


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  1. 1. The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

    The book offers an in-depth look at the social, political, and economic transformations that have occurred in America over the past three decades. It presents a series of personal narratives from various individuals, including a factory worker, a Silicon Valley billionaire, and a Washington insider, among others. These stories serve to illustrate the larger trends and changes that have taken place in the country, such as deindustrialization, the rise of technology, and the influence of money in politics, and how these shifts have affected the American dream.

  2. 2. The Assassins’ Gate: America In Iraq

    "The Assassins’ Gate: America In Iraq" by George Packer is a detailed account of the United States' involvement in Iraq following the 9/11 attacks. Packer provides an in-depth analysis of the political decisions, military strategies, and cultural misunderstandings that led to the disastrous and ongoing conflict. He also explores the personal stories of soldiers, diplomats, and Iraqis affected by the war. The book offers a critical examination of American foreign policy and its consequences, making it a thought-provoking read for anyone interested in the history of the Iraq War.