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

White House press secretary Josh Earnest joins The Atlantic’s Jim Fallows for a conversation about what he has... See more
Cities’ identities are made and remade over time by their cultures, but is a city’s cultural identity integral to its... See more
How can we break the Islamic State’s brand? How far does Putin’s media machine reach? How will China grapple with... See more
China’s economy is slowing and the world has no choice but to pay attention. And in Beijing, Xi Jinping’s... See more
As the 2016 presidential election approaches, the economy is a tale of two realities. On one hand, employment numbers,... See more
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