George Packer


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August 13, 1960

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The Khashoggi Body Double���and Mounting Evidence of a Premeditated Murder

Robin Wright on the mounting evidence in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, as surveillance footage shows a man Turkish officials have identified as Mustafa al-Madani, reportedly a Saudi intelligence agent, leave the consulate where the journalist disappeared.
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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

“[T]he enduring problem for liberals, as for everyone else, is not whether history will judge them wise or foolish regarding the war on terrorism; it is, rather, the way that the past decade has splintered them away from other Americans. This fracture comes with a steep price: in today's toxic atmosphere, liberals are no less cynical, shortsighted, and parochial than anyone else, and they understand their fellow-Americans just as badly as they themselves are understood. When liberals look at red-state voters, they see either a mob of pious know-nothings or the insensible victims of militarism and class warfare. Yet.... [such people] defy fixed categories, which means that they have to be figured out the hard way--on their own terms.”
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