George Packer

Independent Journalist


Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By George Packer

DateArticle NameLocation
11/24/14The Astonishing Rise of Angela Merkelnewyorker.com
A summer afternoon at the Reichstag. Soft Berlin light filters down through the great glass dome, past tourists ascending the spiral ramp, and into the main hall of parliament. Half the members’ seats are empty. At the lectern, a short, slightly hunched figure in a fuchsia jacket, black slacks, and a helmet of no-color hair is reading a speech from a binder. Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany and the world’s most powerful woman, is making every effort not to be interesting.
11/18/14Can the Grand Old Party Learn New Tricks?newyorker.com
The Republicans figured out how to win the midterms; now they need to show that they can govern. George Packer on their strategy leading up to 2016.