Print this page

The Great Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America

Date(s):

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Time:

7:15pm to 9:00pm

Location:

Mark Taper Auditorium

Audience:

Category:

RSVP:

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A RESERVATION
FREE/ Reservations Recommended. For more information and FREE reservations, please call 213.228.7025 or visit www.lfla.org/aloud.

 

Description:

The Great Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
George Packer

In conversation with journalist and author Héctor Tobar


This National Book Award-winning account illuminates the erosion of the social compact --the collapse of farms, factories, public schools--that had kept the United States stable and middle class since the late 1970s. In The Great Unwinding, Packer probes the seething undercurrents of American life, offering an intimate look into the lives that have been transformed by the dissolution of our economic glue. From unchecked banks to the rise of Walton's Walmart, this retelling of American history through Packer's voice offers “…a sad but delicious jazz-tempo requiem for the post-World War II American social contract.” (David M. Kennedy)

Top