James Fallows

National Correspondent for the Atlantic Magazine

James Fallows appears in the following:

China: The Politics of Business

Thursday, December 06, 2012

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, and author of China Airborne, talks about the idea that some Chinese businesspeople and intellectuals, including some with strong U.S. ties, support the authoritarian state.

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Changing of the Guard in China

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Today 2,280 Chinese Communist Party delegates arrive in Beijing for the Party's 18th Congress, during which time President Hu Jiantao is expected to cede his position to his presumed ...

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Fact Checking and "post-truth" Politics

Friday, August 31, 2012

In pursuit of balance, there is a journalistic inclination to shy away from fact-checking in favor of reporting both sides of a debate. Brooke reflects on fact-checking assertions made at the Republican National Convention, and talks to The Atlantic's James Fallows who says that Journalists are - slowly and painfully - becoming more courageous in embedding fact-checks in their stories.

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China Airborne

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

James Fallows discusses China’s plan to expand its airlines, build more airports, and jump-start its aerospace industry. In China Airborne, he shows the extraordinary scale of this project and explains why it is a crucial test case for China’s hopes for modernization and innovation in other industries.

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President Obama, Press Critic

Friday, April 06, 2012

President Obama addressed journalists at an Associated Press luncheon and warned them against practicing “false equivalency” – pretending that both sides in a disagreement are equally at fault, even when they’re not. The Atlantic’s James Fallows talks to Bob about the President’s attempt at media criticism.

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Chinese Vice-President Xi Jingping Visits the US

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Chinese vice president Xi Jinping, the man expected to become China's top leader in the fall, is in Washington this week as part of a five-day trip to the U.S. The visit is expected to set the tone for bilateral relations over the next decade, particularly where economic ties are concerned. On Wednesday, he'll head to the city of Muscantine, Iowa, to reunite with a family he visited there in 1985 and to sign a trade agreement with soybean farmers there.


The Moral Power of UCDavis

Monday, November 21, 2011

National correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, James Fallows discusses the significance of the UCDavis pepper spray incident in a moral context, and what lessons the incident has for other protests.

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Assessing Japan's Quake; Remembering China's

Monday, March 14, 2011

James Fallows of The Atlantic magazine is currently in Beijing, but he has lived and worked in Japan. He also witnessed the powerful earthquake that hit China in 2008. China, still scarred by the 2008 Sichuan quake, has expressed admiration for the way that Japan has responded to Friday's earthquake. Although the relationship between China and Japan strained, many Chinese have expressed compassion for the country.


The Role of Rhetoric

Monday, January 10, 2011

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, looks at the uses and possible consequences of inflammatory political demagoguery.  Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY 17) joins the discussion.

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New TSA Body Scans

Thursday, November 18, 2010

James Fallows, national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, on the planned "opt-out" day to decline to be screened by the new full body scans at airports.

Are you comfortable with body scans at airports? How do you balance security and privacy when travelling? Let us know!

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The Big Picture: Midterms and the World

Thursday, October 28, 2010

James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic, and Ryan Avent, online economics editor for The Economist, look at how then U.S. midterms are playing around the world and at how the election could affect a number of global policy concerns: from the debate over China’s valuation of its currency, to EU austerity measures, to the prospects for an arms reduction treaty with Russia.

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Fallows on Washington

Thursday, February 25, 2010

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly discusses the latest news out of Washington, including today's health care summit.

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At Odds

Thursday, February 25, 2010

In the wake of a Times story published today, Governor Paterson has suspended a top aide and called for an investigation into conduct by his security detail. WNYC's Bob Hennelly breaks down what it means. Plus: The Atlantic's James Fallows discusses the Obama health care summit; Lawrence Levy on politics ...

After The Crash

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

National correspondent for The Atlantic James Fallows expounds upon his cover piece for this month's issue, "How America Can Rise Again."

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Free and Fair

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Some are outraged over the recent Supreme Court ruling that protects corporate political spending. Hear why the former CEO of MetLife, Harry Kamen, thinks the ruling is as bad for corporations as it is for democracy. Plus, Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Lawrence Lessig weighs in ...

How Can the President Earn His Nobel Peace Prize?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The announcement that President Barack Obama would be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year came as a surprise to many – including the president, apparently – and inspired criticism...

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James Fallows on PRC at 60 and US in 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The People's Republic of China recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. James Fallows, national correspondent for the Atlantic and author of Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China, lives in Beijing. He discusses the recent news from that country, as well as domestic politics, from health care to ...

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China at 60, Public Transportation and Healthcare

Thursday, October 15, 2009

In the one-woman show "Let Me Down Easy," Anna Deavere Smith brings the healthcare debate to the stage. Plus, NPR’s Juan Williams; and The Atlantic’s James Fallows on the People's Republic of China at 60 and the headlines here at home. And, 30 Issues in 30 Days continues ...


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

James Fallows, national correspondent for the The Atlantic and author of Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China, discusses all things China on the one-year anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It’s been one year since the devastating earthquake in the Sichuan province of China. Atlantic Magazine’s James Fallows talks about the physical and political reconstruction that followed the quake, plus the effects of the global economic crisis and China's first case of swine flu. Also, civic leaders convene to manage ...