Unwind the history of New America with author George Packer
The Great Unwinding: An Inner History of the New AmericaLos Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium (630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, United States) Map it Free
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The Great Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
In conversation with journalist and author Héctor Tobar
This National Book Award-winning account illuminates the erosion of the social compact --the collapse of farms, factories, public schools--that had kept the United States stable and middle class since the late 1970s. In The Great Unwinding, Packer probes the seething undercurrents of American life, offering an intimate look into the lives that have been transformed by the dissolution of our economic glue. From unchecked banks to the rise of Walton's Walmart, this retelling of American history through Packer's voice offers “…a sad but delicious jazz-tempo requiem for the post-World War II American social contract.” (David M. Kennedy)
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