James Fallows

National Correspondent, The Atlantic

James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. For three years he and his wife Deb have been reporting on American civic resilience in their “American Futures” series. Fallows previously reported extensively from outside the United States and worked as President Carter’s chief speechwriter. He has written ten books, including Blind into BaghdadPostcards from Tomorrow SquareBreaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy, and China Airborne. He has won the National Magazine Award, the American Book Award, and a New York Emmy for a documentary series on China. He’s done regular public-radio commentary since the 1980s.

Videos/Audio of James Fallows

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award, Osnos based “Age of Ambition” on eight years of living in Beijing, and traces... See more
Misfits are the mavericks, makers and social innovators rebuilding our small towns. The hackers on the digital front... See more
As China has emerged as the world’s second-largest economy and a regional and global power, some analysts have... See more
It’s the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the... See more
This conversation takes place during the mega drought in California. Though drought sounds temporary, it’s not because... See more
The way we produce food is getting a lot of attention these days, and for good reason. If current projections hold, we’... See more