James Fallows

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, is the author of China Airborne. His book National Defense won the American Book Award for nonfiction.

Recent Articles

Rush from Judgment

How the Media Lost Their Bearings

The main question left from the Monica era is: Was it inevitable? Not the trysts themselves--whether they were psychologically inevitable, apart from being insane, can now be left to various Clintons in their future books. Nor is it really worth pondering at the moment whether Kenneth Starr's fixation on the case, or the Republican Congress's exploitation of it in the drive to impeachment, was inevitable. Their responses were logical extensions of the scorched-earth party politics of the last 15 years.