James Fallows

National Correspondent, Atlantic Monthly
November 7, 2001 - 11:30am

About James Fallows

James Fallows is the Atlantic Monthly’s national correspondent. He served as the magazine’s Washington editor from 1979-96. Fallows was also the editor of U.S. News and World Report from 1996-98. He began his journalism career as editor of The Washington Monthly and Texas Monthly. From 1977-1979 he served as chief speechwriter for President Carter. Fallows is also currently a regular commentator on National Public Radio.

In addition to many articles, Fallows has written several books, including “National Defense,” which won the American Book Award in 1981. Fallows also has written “Breaking the News: How the Media Undermines American Democracy;” “Looking at the Sun,” a commentary on the Asian economic and political system; and “More Like Us,” also a study of Asian society and how it relates to the United States. His latest book is entitled “Free Flight: From Airline Hell to a New Age of Travel.”

James Fallows graduated from Harvard where he was the president of The Harvard Crimson, and then went on to study economics at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.