George Packer





George Packer


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August 13, 1960

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Past the seats reserved for dignitaries, out beyond the point where Donald Trump was discernible from a distance, people huddled around the Jumbotron, like tailgaters around the grill. The mood was giddy and informal, a contrast to that of the protesters far away and the forced bonhomie of Republicans and Democrats onstage at Trump’s Inauguration. Someone lit a joint, and teen-agers in green-ca...

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Average rating: 4.09 · 11,419 ratings · 1,411 reviews · 21 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Assassins' Gate: Americ...

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The Village of Waiting

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Blood of the Liberals

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Interesting Times: Writings...

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Betrayed: A Play

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The Fight Is for Democracy:...

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Central Square: A Novel

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The Half Man

it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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“At the heart of the matter is a battle between wish and fear. Fear generally proves stronger than a wish, but it leaves a taste of disappointment on the tongue.”
George Packer

“Ideology knows the answer before the question has been asked.

Principles are something different: a set of values that have to be adapted to circumstances but not compromised away.”
George Packer

“Before the nineteen-seventies, most Republicans in Washington accepted the institutions of the welfare state, and most Democrats agreed with the logic of the Cold War. Despite the passions over various issues, government functioned pretty well. Legislators routinely crossed party lines when they voted, and when they drank; filibusters in the Senate were reserved for the biggest bills; think tanks produced independent research, not partisan talking points. The "D." or "R." after a politician's name did not tell you what he thought about everything, or everything you thought about him.”
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