James Fallows' Big Idea

Aspen Institute

James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States, and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. He has written ten books, most recently China Airborne: The Test of China's Future. He has won the National Magazine Award and the American Book Award, plus a New York Emmy for a documentary series on China, and has done regular commentary for NPR since the 1980s.