George Packer

New Yorker

Guest

Staff writer for the New Yorker and blogger at its 'Interesting Times' on its website; author of Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade, The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq and The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America; editor of Facing Unpleasant Facts, a two-volume edition of George Orwell's essays

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