Miller Center

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

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Speaker: George Packer
Date: September 17, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM

The Unwinding is an examination of a nation in crisis. American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers, allowing unprecedented freedom while rending the social contract, driving the political system to the verge of breakdown, and setting citizens adrift to find new paths forward. In The Unwinding, George Packer, journalist, novelist, and author of The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, tells the story of the United States over the past three decades in an original way, with his sharp eye for detail and gift for weaving together complex narratives. A book signing will follow his Forum. Photo Credit: Guillermo Riveros