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George Packer talks to Tom Ashbrook about a great American era coming to an end. The era of a strong middle class and “we’re all in this together.”
George is an American journalist, novelist, and playwright. George Packer is a writer at the New Yorker and author of the new book “The Unwinding: An Inner History Of The New America.” His book tells about American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. "The Unwinding" shows a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams, its elites no longer elite, its institutions no longer working, its ordinary people left to improvise their own schemes for success and salvation.
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Music includes Roy Zimmerman - America, Capitol Steps - Netanyahu Hava Nodeala, U2 - Peace On Earth, Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz, Pink Floyd - Us And Them, Herbert Hoover, Tom Lehrer - So Long Mom (A Song For World War III), Hank Williams Jr - Take Back Our Country, Martin Luther King Aug 1963, Ryan Harvey - The Day They Caught Saddam Hussein,
Bernice Johnson Reagon - We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder, Creedence Clearwater Revival - Mississippi Queen, Willie Nelson - Peaceful Solution 2, John Demarkis - Nowhere Man, Marvin Gaye - What's Going On Remix (Prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam), The Producers Soundtrack - Goodbye!, Snowboy & the Latin Section - Mambo Rage
George Packer On America’s ‘Unwinding’
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