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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

George Packer.
Item #: D02452
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 448 / 2014
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374534608
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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 this National Book Award winner, the author of The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq tells the story of the United States over the past three decades by profiling such figures as Oprah Winfrey, Sam Walton, Newt Gingrich, Jay-Z, Peter Thiel, and Alice Waters, but also a factory worker in the Rust Belt, a visionary tobacco farmer, and a Washington insider tempted by easy money.

 

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