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"The Unwinding"

An Inner History of the New America

A gas station owner in the South who becomes one of the strongest advocates for green energy. A one-time aide to Joe Biden-turned-lobbyist, who now says the system is hopelessly corrupt. Their stories--and a half dozen others--document what author George Packer says is a dissolution of American institutions. He joins us on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. His latest book is The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America. He is also a staff writer for The New Yorker. Read an excerpt from his book below.

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