George Packer

ASU Future of War Fellow

George Packer is an ASU Future of War Fellow at New America. He will write a book about Richard Holbrooke and American foreign policy. Packer has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2003. He is the author, most recently, of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, a New York Times bestseller, which won the 2013 National Book Award for non-fiction. He has published four other works of non-fiction, including The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq; two novels; and a play, Betrayed, based on a New Yorker article, which ran five months Off Broadway in 2008 and won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. Packer has been a Guggenheim fellow and twice a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin; he is also a 2016-17 Cullman fellow at the New York Public Library.

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Hillary Clinton and the Populist Revolt

George Packer wrote the cover story for the New Yorker on how the Democratic party lost the white working class vote to Republicans.