Conversations with History: Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley
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This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.
Welcome to a Conversation with History. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is James Fallows, who is the national correspondent of the Atlantic Monthly. He served as the Atlantic Monthly's Washington Editor from 1979 to 1996. James Fallows graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard in 1970 and then studied economics at Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar. He's been an editor of the Washington Monthly and of Texas Monthly, and from 1977 to 1979 he served as President Jimmy Carter's chief speech writer. He's the author of several books, including National Defense, More Like Us, Looking at the Sun, and most recently, Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy.
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