Nicholas Thompson

The New Yorker

Nicholas Thompson appears in the following:

The Drone Under the Tree

Friday, December 18, 2015

Nick Paumgarten, who’s written about drones as tools of surveillance, speaks with editor Nicholas Thompson about the good and the bad sides of the drone.

The Coin Hunter

Friday, November 13, 2015

Roger Pasquier, a 67-year-old ornithologist, spends a good deal of time walking around with his eyes glued to the gutter, because he thinks it’s the best spot to find loose change.

Meet Strongbox

Friday, May 17, 2013

This week, to help insulate journalists and their sources from government surveillance, The New Yorker launched a new service. It’s called Strongbox, and it enables people to send messages and documents to journalists anonymously and untraceably. It was developed from code created by programmers Kevin Poulsen and the late Aaron Swartz. The New Yorker's Nicholas Thompson explains to Bob how it works.


Music: John Lurie - Horse Guitar


Backstory: Terrible (and Real) Ideas from the Cold War

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Cold War may have ended 20 years ago, but the constant threat of nuclear annihilation and the unlimited scientific potential of the atom led to some truly "out there" thinking, and we’re not just talking about Edward Teller’s idea to detonate an atomic bomb on the moon. The Kennedy ...

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The Hawk and the Dove

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nicholas Thompson discusses Paul Nitze (the hawk), George Kennan (the dove), each a chief advocate for opposing strategies for winning and surviving the Cold War. The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War weaves together the story of these rivals and ...

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The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

Friday, June 19, 2009

Much has been made of the microblog Twitter and its influence on the ongoing protests in Iran. In fact, over the weekend the U.S. State Department asked Twitter to postpone scheduled ...