The New Yorker
George Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker.
George Packer appears in the following:
Monday, September 17, 2018
Almost half a century later, the ghost of the scandal that launched Woodward’s career haunts the Trump White House.
Monday, August 20, 2018
The financial crisis of 2008 was years in the making and has had a lasting impact on American political life.
Monday, July 30, 2018
The midterm elections are the last obstacle to Trump’s consolidation of power—and the greatest obstacle to voting is the feeling that it doesn’t matter.
Monday, June 18, 2018
In half a week, between Quebec and Singapore, Trump showed that the liberal order is hateful to him, and that he wants out.
Monday, April 16, 2018
The President and his new national-security adviser, John Bolton, are in an especially bad position to respond to the atrocities in Syria.
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...