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The Unwinding

An Inner History of the New America

George Packer

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The Unwinding by George Packer is an account of the decline of American institutions since 1978. The traditional pillars of American middle-class democracy—government, schools, churches, and the media—have eroded. The American Dream has persisted, but it is no longer attainable through adherence to traditional values like hard work, education, and determination...

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PREVIEW

The Unwinding by George Packer is an account of the decline of American institutions since 1978. The traditional pillars of American middle-class democracy—government, schools, churches, and the media—have eroded. The American Dream has persisted, but it is no longer attainable through adherence to traditional values like hard work, education, and determination...