George Packer: The New America

When
Event has passed (Tue Jun 4, 2013 - Tue Jun 4, 2013)
Where
The Commonwealth Club
Time
5:30pm
Cost
$7 - $20
Tags
Art, Literary, Writer

Description

Doug Sovern, KCBS Radio Political Reporter - Moderator

Packer argues that seismic economic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers, leaving the social contract in pieces and setting citizens adrift to find new paths forward. He will present the story of this America over the past three decades, which he sees as a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams, its elites no longer elite, its institutions no longer relevant.

Location

location
  1. The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA