George Packer

The New Yorker

George Packer appears in the following:

Drone Warfare

Friday, April 09, 2010

Fred Kaplan, national-security columnist for and the author of 1959: The Year Everything Changed (Wiley, 2009), and George Packer, New Yorker staff writer and the author of Interesting Times: ...

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Interesting Times: National Security in the Last Decade

Monday, December 28, 2009

When it comes to national security, were the past 10 years the best of times or the worst of times? George Packer, staff writer for the New Yorker and author of the new book "Interest...

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Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 09, 2009

Michael Shear, White House correspondent for The Washington Post and Alex Counts president and CEO of the Grameen Foundation, partner to the Grameen Bank, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, talks about President Obama being awarded the international honor nine months into his presidency. Plus, George Packer of the ...

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Richard Holbrooke's Long Road in Afghanistan

Monday, September 21, 2009

We talk to BBC defense and Security correspondent Nick Childs about details of a leaked report from the top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan on troop levels there. Then we spe...


State of Foreclosure

Friday, March 13, 2009

Home foreclosure rates nationwide surged 30% last month. But the next phase of the crisis is already starting in places Cleveland, where at least 10,000 foreclosed houses sit abandoned. Journalist Alex Kotlowitz wrote about this part of the crisis in his article "All Boarded Up" for the New York Times ...

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George Packer

Friday, October 31, 2008


Iraqi Interpreters Betrayed

Monday, June 02, 2008

In 2007, George Packer published an article in the New Yorker magazine about Iraqi interpreters who jeopardized their lives on behalf of the Americans in Iraq, with little or no U.S. protection or security. Now’s it’s been turned into a play at the Culture Project (at 55 Mercer St.),

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Scott Speaks

Monday, June 02, 2008

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan responds to the criticism he’s gotten from his former colleagues over his new book about the Bush administration. Also: George Packer revisits the issue of Iraqi interpreters who’ve jeopardized their lives on behalf of the Americans in Iraq. Salman Rushdie on his new ...


Republican Malaise

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

George Packer, New Yorker staff writer, talks about his article this week on Republican despair and the fall of the conservative movement.

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Wedge Issues

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Democrats are still battling it out in the here and now, but Republicans are already deeply worried about the November elections. New Yorker writer George Packer talks about his recent article, Have the Republicans Run Out of Ideas?. Also: food prices may be on the rise, but that doesn't ...

Page to Stage

Thursday, January 24, 2008

New Yorker staff writer George Packer has turned his 2007 article about the abandonment of Iraqi interpreters into a play Betrayed that starts performances this week. He talks about the play, how the war in Iraq figures into the primary elections, and his most recent New Yorker article about Hillary ...

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