James Fallows is a national correspondent for ‘The Atlantic Monthly’ and has worked for the magazine for more than 25 years.
Fallows has written for ‘The Atlantic Monthly’ about national security policy, American politics, the development and impact of technology, economic trends and patterns, and U.S. relations with the Middle East, Asia, and other parts of the world. He has been an editor of ‘The Washington Monthly’ and of ‘Texas Monthly’, and from 1977 to 1979 he served as President Jimmy Carter’s chief speechwriter. His first book, ‘National Defense’, won the American Book Award in 1981 and he has since written seven others. Fallows worked as a software designer at Microsoft and from 1996 to 1998 he was the editor of ‘U.S. News & World Report’.
In the years after the 9/11 attacks, Fallows was based in Washington and wrote a number of articles about the evolution of U.S. policies for dealing with terrorism and about the war in Iraq. One of these articles, ‘The Fifty First State?’, won the National Magazine Award, and another, ‘Why Iraq has no Army’, was a finalist. He also writes a monthly technology column for the magazine.
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