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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

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16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Very insightful book about the modern economy.  Packer deftly sh

Very insightful book about the modern economy.  Packer deftly shows how our institutions are failing us and how some people how found new ways to sustain themselves.

posted by Anonymous on May 23, 2013

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9 out of 119 people found this review helpful.

The satisfaction with which the "unwinding" of America

The satisfaction with which the "unwinding" of America is described only underlines Parker's agenda: The "radical transformation" of the country promised by Our Dear Leader. The faux sad tone with which Parker describes the condition of the economy o...
The satisfaction with which the "unwinding" of America is described only underlines Parker's agenda: The "radical transformation" of the country promised by Our Dear Leader. The faux sad tone with which Parker describes the condition of the economy only thinly veils his satisfaction that the Obama Recession (five years and counting) is the driving force behind the drive towards a state-controlled economy. Get a job, Parker.

posted by Slothmorse on May 21, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    Based on the excerpt provided that I just read, I think the book

    Based on the excerpt provided that I just read, I think the book will be interesting and insightful. A detailed look at where we once were as a Country and the devastating decline we now find ourselves and our Nation.

    I look forward to reading the full work as soon as possible.

    SW

    12 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

    I recommend this.

    Mr. Packer has, instead of being "preachy", utilized a novel way of detailing the dramatic changes in our society through the voices of some people who have lived though this period. It makes it easy to see how many of our politicians are apparently isolated from the real world inhabited by the rest of us. Mr Packer makes no projections for the future but, how can one these days?

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2014

    Very informative and highly recommended

    Author does a good job explaining what has been going on during our
    lifetime in this country.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2013

    Not to be missed

    George Packer is an excellent writter and tells of America's decline in a fascinating manner.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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