Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade

Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade

George Packer

Throughout his profession as a journalist, George Packer has continually been attuned to the voices and tales of people stuck up within the giant principles and occasions of latest background. Interesting occasions unites tremendous investigative items akin to "Betrayed," approximately Iraqi interpreters, with own essays and precise narratives of travels via conflict zones and failed states. Spanning a decade that comes with the September eleven assaults and the election of Barack Obama, Packer brings perception and keenness to his bills of the struggle on terror, Iraq, political writers, and the 2008 election. throughout those diverse matters a couple of key topics recur: the enticements and risks of idealism; the ethical complexities of struggle and politics; the yank means for self-blinding and self-renewal.

Whether exploring American guidelines within the wake of September eleven, monitoring a used T-shirt from long island to Uganda, or describing the ambivalent reaction in Appalachia to Obama, those essays carry a replicate as much as our personal stricken occasions and show off Packer's unmistakable point of view, that is immediately either wide-angled and humane.

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