James Fallows

National Correspondent, The Atlantic

James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic, which he has written for since the late 1970s. He and his wife Deb recently completed a book about civic resilience across the country that they reported on in The Atlantic’s “American Futures” series. Fallows previously reported extensively from abroad and was President Carter’s chief speechwriter. His ten books include Blind into Baghdad, Postcards from Tomorrow Square, Breaking the News, and China Airborne. He has won the National Magazine Award, American Book Award, and a New York Emmy for a documentary series on China. He is becoming The Atlantic’s first international bureau chief in London this fall.

Videos/Audio of James Fallows

As the 2016 presidential election approaches, the economy is a tale of two realities. On one hand, employment numbers,... 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
Cities’ identities are made and remade over time by their cultures, but is a city’s cultural identity integral to its... 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
Red teaming is a practice as old as the role of the Devil’s Advocate, the eleventh-century Vatican official charged... See more
Winner of the 2014 National Book Award, Osnos based “Age of Ambition” on eight years of living in Beijing, and traces... See more

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