National Magazine Awards: Nominees and Winners

This year, The Atlantic was nominated in three categories for National Magazine Awards for editorial excellence. Read the nominated articles, along with award-winning Atlantic pieces from previous years.
Winners: 2003

GENERAL EXCELLENCE
July/August, 2002 Atlantic Monthly
October, 2002 Atlantic Monthly
December, 2002 Atlantic Monthly

PUBLIC INTEREST
"The Fifty-First State?" (November 2002)
Going to war with Iraq would mean shouldering all the responsibilities of an occupying power the moment victory was achieved. These would include running the economy, keeping domestic peace, and protecting Iraq's borders—and doing it all for years, or perhaps decades. Are we ready for this long-term relationship? By James Fallows

Finalists: 2002

ESSAYS
"The Next Christianity" (October 2002)
We stand at a historical turning point, the author argues—one that is as epochal for the Christian world as the original Reformation. By Philip Jenkins

PROFILES
"Tales of the Tyrant" (November 2002)
What does Saddam Hussein see in himself that no one else in the world seems to see? The answer is perhaps best revealed by the intimate details of the Iraqi leader's daily life. By Mark Bowden

REPORTING
"American Ground" (July/August-October 2002)
An exclusive three-part report on the unbuilding of the World Trade Center. By William Langewiesche

REVIEWS AND CRITICISM
"The Medals of His Defeats" (April 2002)
Our author takes the Great Man down a peg or two—and still finds that Churchill was a great man. By Christopher Hitchens

REVIEWS AND CRITICISM
"The Man of Feeling" (May 2002)
Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis's comic masterpiece, may be the funniest book of the past half century. By Christopher Hitchens

REVIEWS AND CRITICISM
"Lightness at Midnight" (September 2002)
Stalinism without irony. By Christopher Hitchens

REVIEWS AND CRITICISM
"Leaving It to the Professionals" (March 2002)
Clearing away clutter is no substitute for keeping house. By Caitlin Flanagan

REVIEWS AND CRITICISM
"What Price Valor?" (June 2002)
Bravura displays of reproductive technology may shortchange the children. By Caitlin Flanagan

REVIEWS AND CRITICISM
"Home Alone" (September 2002)
It's all too easy to deride Martha Stewart, but the attacks on her often point up how much there is to admire. By Caitlin Flanagann

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