The Georgetown University American Studies Program
30th anniversary address in
The Richardson American Studies Lecture Series
Thursday, October 19th, 2017
doors at 4:45PM
lecture at 5:00PM
Reception to follow
"How America Came Unwound"
The failure of America's democratic institutions didn't happen overnight. The Trump era was a long time coming.
by George Packer
George 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. In 2016-17 he was a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library and a New America Foundation Fellow. He is currently writing a book on Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American Century.