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Interesting Times free pdf 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 Iraqi interpreters, with personal essays and detailed narratives of travels through war zones and failed states. Spanning a decade that includes the September 11 attacks and the election of Barack Obama, Packer brings insight and passion to his accounts of the war on terror, Iraq, political writers, and the 2008 election. Across these varied subjects a few key themes recur: the temptations and dangers of idealism- the moral complexities of war and politics- the American capacity for self-blinding and self-renewal.Whether exploring American policies in the wake of September 11, tracking a used T-shirt from New York to Uganda, or describing the ambivalent response in Appalachia to Obama, these essays hold a mirror up to our own troubled times and showcase Packer's unmistakable perspective, which is at once both wide-angled and humane.

About George Packer

George Packer is a staff writer for "The New Yorker "and the author of several books, most recently "The Assassins' Gate "(FSG, 2005). His reporting has won four Overseas Press Club awards.

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Author : George Packer
Publisher : Farrar Straus Giroux
Data Published : 09 November 2010
ISBN : 0374532524
EAN : 9780374532529
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 409 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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