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

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
Charles C. Mann and James Fallows are featured in this discussion. See more

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