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

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After a week of Aspen Ideas, we asked several of our speakers to reflect on how to put great ideas into action. Each... See more

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