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The 2013 National Book Award Winner A New York Times Bestseller 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…

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Americans aren't fighting just a war on terrorism ... they are fighting, and losing, a war of ideas. This riveting collection of original essays by some of the best political minds in America argues that the post–September 11 era has put American democracy…

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As we approach the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we have a chance to see more clearly how they were a turning point in Americas relationship with the world. America became more assertive abroad; its authority and legitimacy as the only superpower became…

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Now restored to print with a new Foreword by Philip Gourevitch and an Afterword by the author, this book is a frank, moving, and vivid account of contemporary life in West Africa. Stationed as a Peace Corps instructor in the village of Lavié (the name means "wait…

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Throughout his career as a journalist, George Packer has always been attuned to the voices and stories of individuals caught up in the big ideas and events of contemporary history. Interesting Times unites brilliant investigative pieces such as "Betrayed," about…

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Les bouleversements économiques récents ont fait apparaître une Amérique nouvelle : les perdants y côtoient ceux qui gagnent toujours plus. Le contrat social américain s’est défait. Les laissés pour compte n’ont qu’une solution pour survivre : la fuite en avant,…

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Hoe laat je zien wat er in een land gebeurt? George Packer ging praten met Amerikanen uit alle geledingen van de samenleving omdat hij wilde weten wat de crisis nou écht betekent. Dus sprak hij met fabrieksarbeider Tammy Thomas, onvermoeibaar ondernemer Dean…

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THE ASSASSINS' GATE: AMERICA IN IRAQ recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerilla war in Iraq. It brings to life the people and ideas that created the Bush administration's war policy and led…

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We…

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Con su magistral escritura, el ganador del National Book Award, George Packer, construye un relato extraordinario del conflicto internacional más importante y con más consecuencias de las últimas décadas. «La crónica más completa, ambiciosa y poderosa de la…

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by George Packer

|September 25, 2014

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A riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation Our American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic economic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers,…