New Yorker writer George Packer stopped by "The Daily Show" to discuss his new book, "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America," which aims to create a portrait of the power of American people and institutions over a generation. Jon Stewart describes it as "a non-fiction book that reads like a documentary film."
Must-see morning clip: George Packer on the decline of American institutions
The New Yorker writer discusses his new book, "The Unwinding"
By Prachi Gupta
Published May 17, 2013 1:25PM (EDT)
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