Tag Archives: George Packer

Chronicling the Tiresome

The French call it a cri de cœur – literally, a cry from the heart. Somehow the expression slipped into English, used by pretentious folks when they want to be extremely precise about a unique moment, that outburst of protest … Continue reading

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Now It’s About Nothing

There are national holidays about nothing, like Guy Fawkes Day in England, celebrating the day in 1605 when Parliament didn’t blow up. That actually is a celebration of stopping, at the last moment, a major urban terrorist attack by a … Continue reading

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