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People like George Packer and David Frum have zero risk of being targeted by repression because of wealth, power and because they always spout orthodoxy (Chomsky, by contrast, has been often censored). Those who suffer censorship are people like this:

"A president who aspired, with the help of an ideological attorney general, to exercise authoritarian power over his government is stumbling into blunders that are destroying any illusion of control," George Packer writes:

Four years of Donald Trump is an emergency, George Packer writes. Eight years is a permanent condition. A look at the president’s war on American institutions:

"A president who aspired, with the help of an ideological attorney general, to exercise authoritarian power over his government is stumbling into blunders that are destroying any illusion of control," George Packer writes:

"A president who aspired, with the help of an ideological attorney general, to exercise authoritarian power over his government is stumbling into blunders that are destroying any illusion of control," George Packer writes:

"A president who aspired, with the help of an ideological attorney general, to exercise authoritarian power over his government is stumbling into blunders that are destroying any illusion of control," George Packer writes:

George Packer is one America’s most thoughtful writers. Read his latest: “Failure is Contagion@TheAtlantic ⁩

Four years of Donald Trump is an emergency, George Packer writes. Eight years is a permanent condition. A look at the president’s war on American institutions:

Four years of Donald Trump is an emergency, George Packer writes. Eight years is a permanent condition. A look at the president’s war on American institutions:

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“When the virus came here,” George Packer writes, “it found a country with serious underlying conditions, and it exploited them ruthlessly.”

Everything that’s happened THIS WEEK ALONE backs up this line from George Packer: “The coronavirus didn’t break America. It revealed what was already broken.”

The United States reacted to the coronavirus “like Pakistan or Belarus—like a country with shoddy infrastructure and a dysfunctional government whose leaders were too corrupt or stupid to head off mass suffering,” George Packer argues.

"Every morning in the endless month of March, Americans woke up to find themselves citizens of a failed state." —George Packer. I agree with that statement, and with most of Packer's essay. I am living in a failed state, too weak to keep its people safe.

“When the virus came here,” George Packer writes, “it found a country with serious underlying conditions, and it exploited them ruthlessly.”

This is a big one: George Packer's cover story on Donald Trump's campaign to destroy the American government:

The United States reacted to the coronavirus “like Pakistan or Belarus—like a country with shoddy infrastructure and a dysfunctional government whose leaders were too corrupt or stupid to head off mass suffering,” George Packer argues.

"We don’t know how to think about a war with Iran, let alone win one, and it’s not at all clear why we should try. For this reason, killing [Qassem] Soleimani was a blunder—briefly satisfying, possibly catastrophic," writes George Packer.

All That’s Left Is the Vote: the midterm elections are the last obstacle to Trump’s consolidation of power—and the greatest obstacle to voting is the feeling that it doesn’t matter. by George Packer

"It took more than a half century to reach the point where faced with a choice between democracy and power, the party chose the latter," argues George Packer.

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