American Power After 9/11
In Generation's End, Malcomson recalls his work at the New York Times editing foreign-affairs Op-Eds during 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan, then as an advisor to the United Nation's Sergio Vieira de Mello until his death in the bombing of the UN headquarters in Iraq in August 2003.
This was the period when America's "baby-boomer" generation faced its decisive test on the world stage. As George Packer – author, writer for The New Yorker and an IWPR trustee – writes in his foreword, "These two years contain all the decisions that would set in motion the larger era."
Malcomson, currently foreign editor of the New York Times Magazine, was joined on stage by Packer.