The New Yorker
George Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker.
George Packer appears in the following:
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
General McMaster is a West Point graduate who earned a Silver Star for duty during the 1991 Gulf War, and is well regarded for his innovative military strategies.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
George Packer has been chronicling the "unwinding" of America for years. Here, he discusses how it all fell so fast, and his perspective on Tuesday's results.
Monday, July 18, 2016
How will President Ashraf Ghani's understanding of politics, culture and failed states affect the way he governs Afghanistan?
Friday, March 04, 2016
George Packer, staff writer at The New Yorker, argues that inequality is to blame for our current political mess.
Friday, January 01, 2016
Dr. Omer Salih Mahdi, who worked as a translator for writer George Packer in Iraq, is now a doctor at a hospital in Indiana, where Syrian refugees are being turned away.
Friday, November 20, 2015
David Remnick talks with staff writer George Packer, who has covered the Iraq War and American politics, about the banlieues of Paris, which have been called “incubators” of terrorism.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Angela Merkel is one of the most powerful women in the world, and her rise to Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is extraordinary, given her biography.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Brooke speaks with New Yorker staff writer George Packer about profiling filmmaker Laura Poitras as she made the documentary CitizenFour, about Edward Snowden.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
George Packer, staff writer for The New Yorker, talks about how the U.S. is responding to ISIS after the killing of photojournalist James Foley.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
George Packer joins the next Leonard Lopate Show Book Club to talk about Orwell's dystopian novel about a surveillance state and look at why it still resonates today.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
In Iraq, a political crisis is underway as Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki continues to refuse to relinquish power. And the U.S. military is struggling to effectively deliver much need...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Amazon has transformed the publishing industry and is poised to transform Hollywood, too. The New Yorker's George Packer explains how.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Joining The Takeaway to discuss the future of the civil rights movement and what can be done to accomplish the objectives of the March on Washington, which took place 50 years ago to...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
George Packer discusses the Seismic shifts in the United States that have created what he calls 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. In The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America Packer journeys through the lives of several Americans, interweaving intimate stories with biographical sketches of the era’s leading public figures, from Newt Gingrich to Jay-Z.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
On the 10-year-anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, New Yorker staff writer George Packer tells Leonard Lopate about lessons he's learned in covering the conflict for a decad...
Friday, March 15, 2013
In a story that originally ran in 2006, Brooke talks with three Iraqis who worked as fixers for American journalists during the war.
Rahim Alhaj - Taqsim Maqam Ajam
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
George Packer, staff writer for The New Yorker, knew Richard Holbrooke not only through his reporting but through many conversations with the diplomatic titan. Packer was supposed to have dinner with Holbrooke this Friday, and joins us now to remember not only Holbrook's impressive career, but his personality and his humor.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
George Packer, staff writer for The New Yorker, discusses what we've learned about U.S. foreign policy from WikiLeaks and this morning's arrest of Julian Assange.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Fred Kaplan, who writes the "War Stories" column for Slate, and George Packer, New Yorker staff writer, react to General McChrystal's criticism of the White House in a Rolling Stone profile and whether it could result in a leadership change in the military effort in Afghanistan.