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

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
Amanda Lindhout was held hostage for 460 days, converted to Islam as a survival tactic, and received “wife lessons”... See more
As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obama’s secretary of the Treasury,... See more

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