James Fallows, author of "The Connection Has Been Reset," explains how he was able to probe the taboo subject of Chinese Internet censorship.
Atlantic senior editor Clive Crook weighs in on the private-equity business—why it's booming, where it's headed, and what it means for American capitalism.
Ann Patchett talks about writing, friendship, and defending her work against censorious detractors.
Adam Minter, author of "Keeping Faith," discusses his article about Bishop Jin Luxian, the future of Catholicism in China, and life as a writer in Shanghai
Jeremy Kahn, author of "The Story of a Snitch," talks about the growing problem of witness intimidation and the challenges of reporting a story about it.
Carl M. Cannon, the author of "Untruth and Consequences," talks about the lies our presidents tell us—and the ones they tell themselves.
Joshua Green talks about his experience profiling Hillary Clinton and shares his thoughts on her presidential prospects
The author of "Prophetic Justice" discusses the murky business of prosecuting would-be terrorists on the basis of their beliefs.
James Fallows talks about the surprising strides we've made against al-Qaeda—and why declaring victory will make us safer
Nadya Labi discusses the murky world of online jihad
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